The Rape of Ganymede
Γανυμήδης Ganymēdēs is a hero whose homeland was Troy.
“Ganymedes was the loveliest born of the race of mortals, and therefore
the gods caught him away to themselves, to be Zeus’ wine-pourer,
for the sake of his beauty, so he might be among the immortals.”
Homer, Iliad, Book XX, lines 233–235.
after Michelangelo 16th.century
Giovanni Battista Naldini.
oil on silvered copper.
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