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Friday, September 29, 2017

[GBM] The apple is cast

by ilTM and Selkis, from Giambologna

The Judgment of Paris in G. B. Marino's version: And finally, Paris breaks down.

2.153 to 2.154, line 2

She stopped—a flame came out of her eyes
capable of melting Caucasian glaciers;
so that he, forgetting all other beauties
against such incomparable beauty,
forced by the power of that great god     Love
who defeats all hearts, breaks all shelters,     see Dante, Inferno 17.2
kissed the apple, looked into her eyes
and, in awe handing it to her, said,
"O super-beautiful, you over the most
beautiful in heaven most beautiful Venus. . ."