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The Queen of the Air: Being a Study of Greek Myths of Cloud and Storm.

ISBN13: 9780819613929
ISBN: 0819613924
Binding: Paperback
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Publisher: Biblo-Moser
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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1898. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. ATHENA ERGANE* {Athena in the Heart ) Various Notes relating to the Conception of Athena as the Directress of the Imagination and Will. 1o1. I Have now only a few words to say, bearing on what seems to me present need, respecting the third function of Athena, conceived as the directress of human passion, resolution, and labour. Few words, for I am not yet prepared to give accurate distinction between the intellectual rule of Athena and that of the Muses: but, broadly, the Muses, with their king, preside over meditative, historical, and poetic arts, whose end is the discovery of light or truth, and the creation of beauty: but Athena rules over moral passion, and practically useful art. She does not make men learned, but prudent and subtle: she does not teach them to make their work beautiful, but to make it right. * "Athena the worker, or having rule over work." The name was first given to her by the Athenians. In different places of my writings, and through many years of endeavour to define the laws of art, I have insisted on this lightness in work, and on its connection with virtue of character, in so many partial ways, that the impression left on the reader's mind--if, indeed, it was ever impressed at all--has been confused and uncertain. In beginning the series of my corrected works, I wish this principle (in my own mind the foundation of every other) to be made plain, if nothing else is: and will try, therefore, to make it so, as far as, by any effort, I can put it into unmistakable words. And, first, here is a very simple statement of it, given lately in a lecture on the Architecture of the Valley of the Somme, which will be better read in this place than in its incidental connection with my account of the porches of Abbeville. 102. I had used...