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Aphrodite: Sea Goddess Of The Ancient Greeks

It is the largest example of a sculptural form that derives from a now-lost cult statue of Aphrodite in Corinth. Originally displayed holding a shield, the goddess stood for the desirability of military accomplishment and civic peace. Combining sexual allure and martial symbolism, the Venus of Capua evokes the Greek past, however also bears new resonances in its Roman civic context. The goddess of beauty created her way toward Cyprus, exactly where the Homeric hymns say the Horai, the female personifications of the seasons, awaited her. They dressed her in gold and flowers and led her to the gods. Aphrodite...