TITLE

Pandora's Box and Eve's Apple

AUTHOR(S)
Graves, Robert
PUB. DATE
August 1956
SOURCE
New Republic;8/13/56, Vol. 135 Issue 7, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this article, the author critically appraises the book "Pandora's Box: The Changing Aspects of a Mythical Symbol," by Dora Panofsky and Erwin Panofsky. Dora and Erwin Panofsky are art-historians who have together published a descriptive and illustrated study of Pandora, the so-called pagan Eve, in art and literature. This myth has three distinct early variants. According to German poet Hesiod, Pandora was a beautiful woman formed of earth and water by the artificer-god Hephaestus, at Zeus's orders, to be the bane of men. Pandora never became a stock mythological figure in Classical Roman literature, and almost disappeared from currency during the Middle Ages.
ACCESSION #
14408847

 

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