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The Rape of Ganymede

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.

Italian 1537-1591.

oil on silvered copper.

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