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Friday, July 14, 2017

[GBM] The Boss' Wife

Juno portrayed by Gustave Moreau

The Judgment of Paris in G. B. Marino's version: As soon as Paris starts to chew over the problem of the "most beautiful" goddess, the three contestants, one by one, approach him presenting their respective CVs, each of which implying a veiled threat. Juno first:


"You discern, if you discern me, the one
to whom all gods cede the first honors,     after Jupiter, of course
the empress of the supernal heroes,
spouse to the great Mover of movers.     puzzling reuse of Aristotelianism
You see the worthiest eternal subject
admired by heaven, worshiped by earth;     see Virgin Mary in Catholic devotion
her, before the rays of whose beauty
Amazement too falls in amazement."     Stupor/stupido ( = stupito)

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