Apollo: The Defeatist Romantic

Cosmographia: The Graeco-Romans, the Egyptians and Us

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Episode   ·  1 Play  ·  8:30  ·  Oct 17, 2020


Apollo, the most handsome of all the gods that reside at Olympus, in a strike by Cupid’s arrow embraced Daphne, a mortal princess and the daughter of river god Peneus as his soulmate. He wandered to faraway lands, chasing the maiden wherever she went, and tried hard in fulfilling his objective. Howbeit, it was soon crystal clear that Daphne was destined to be a virgin and Apollo could do nothing other than boast of his regal, godly identity and try to win her over. Did he ultimately succeed in making Daphne his bride or did this romantic affair remain single sided forever? Listen to Episode 2 of Cosmographia: The Graeco Romans, the Egyptians and Us to know the classical truth in the form of a pleasant verse, written down by Ovid millennia ago and translated by A.D. Melville, in the Metamorphoses (Oxford World Classics Series).

8m 30s  ·  Oct 17, 2020

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