Acuarela — Grandes obras: Escuela de pintura by Ron Ranson

By Ron Ranson

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Attribute of HOPE personified, also of CLEMENT (pope) and NICHOLAS OF MYRA (bishop). The emblem of an anchor entwined by a dolphin was coupled with the motto 'Festina lente' - 'Make haste slowly', a popular Renaissance maxim, used by, among others, the Venetian printer Aldus Manutius from 1494. The motto was used by the Roman emperor Octavian; the emblem appeared on coins in the reign of Titus. Andrew. Apostle, brother of PETER, a Galilean fisherman, and the first to follow Christ (John 1:40-41).

Aeson, father of JASON. Africa personified, see FOUR PARTS OF THE WORLD. Agamemnon, G k commander, see TROJAN WAR ( 1 , 2 ) ; IPHIGENIA; POLYXENA. Agatha. Christian saint and virgin martyT, believed to have been born in the 3rd cent, at Catania in Sicily, and to have died under the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. According to her legend she rejected the love of the Roman governor and, like Agnes, was thrown into a brothel. She was subjected to violent tortures, including the shearing of her breasts, but was afterwards visited in her cell by the apostle Peter who healed her wounds.

A related theme shows Achilles as an infant being handed over by his mother into the arms of Cniron. 3. Achilles and the daughters of Lycomedes (Hyginus 96: Met. 13:162-70; Philostratus the Younger, Imag. 1). By far the commonest Achillean theme, yet an unheroic one. Like that of HERCULES (17) and Omphale it concerns a hero dressed in woman's clothes, which perhaps explains its popularity. Knowing her son was destined to die if be went to fight in the Trojan war, his mother Ads 4 disguised him as a woman and entrusted him to King Lycomedes, in whose palace on the isle of Scyros he lived among the king's daughters.

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