Acteon & Diana
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Acteon & Diana with a pastoral storie of the nimph Oenone followed by the several conceited humours of Bumpkin the huntsman, Hobbinal the shepherd, Singing Simpkin, and John Swabber the seaman by

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Published by Printed for Edward Archer ... in London .
Written in English


  • One-act plays.,
  • English drama -- Early works to 1800.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesActeon and Diana, Acteon and Diana.
Statementby Rob. Cox, acted at the Red Bull with great applause.
GenreEarly works to 1800.
SeriesEarly English books, 1641-1700 -- 913:9.
The Physical Object
Pagination[2], 40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16730380M

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The story of Diana and Actaeon is featured in the book entitled Old Greek Folk Stories by Josephine Preston Peabody, published in by Houghton Mifflin Company, New York. Diana and Actaeon - A Myth with a Moral. Bk III Actaeon sees Diana naked and is turned into a stag. Having reached the place, she gives her spear, quiver and unstrung bow to one of the nymphs, her weapon-bearer. Another takes her robe over her arm, while two unfasten the sandals on her feet. This book begins auspiciously, with the founding of Thebes. However, divine revenge soon takes center stage. The gods punish nearly every major character for a crime, regardless of whether the crime was committed wittingly or unwittingly. Diana punishes Actaeon for accidentally stumbling upon her when she is . One hot day, Actaeon and his friends were hunting with hounds on Mount Kitheraon. Around noon, Actaeon decided that they had hunted enough for the day and went wandering in search of shade, becoming separated from his companions. By mischance, Acteon entered a clearing and came upon Artemis and her maidens, bathing in a mountain stream.

Metamorphoses III: – Actaeon Artist Johann Whilhelm Baur (), Nuremberg edition Your grandson, Cadmus, was the first cause of grief . 61 rows  Actaeon and his dogs make an appearance in Diana Wynne Jones's novel The Game, in Parents: Aristaeus and Autonoe. The Death of Actaeon. This wasn't one of mythology's smarter characters. See, this dude was a hunter. A good one, too. Probably revered Artemis as much as the next hunter. Maybe more. Because when he saw her, he just couldn't seem to tear himself away. And that was where the problem lay. But let me begin at the beginning. His tragic story is narrated in the third book of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, but this painting represents a more playful aspect: Diana is splashing water towards a Acteon, while the nymphs gaze into astonishment at the metamorphosis taking place on his head.

anger of Diana was satisfied. In the "Epic of Hades" there is a description of Actaeon and his change of form. Perhaps the most beautiful lines in it are when Actaeon, changed to a stag, first hears his own hounds and flees. "But as I gazed, and careless turned and . The hunter Actaeon surprised the goddess Diana while she was bathing. To prevent him from telling anybody that he had seen her naked, the goddess fired an arrow and turned him into a stag. In the sculpture, Actaeon appears to have been just hit, while the accompanying piece shows Diana . The story of Diana and Actaeon in Ovid’s Metamorphoses tells of a man who happened by chance upon a goddess bathing. The outraged goddess ensures that Actaeon can never tell what he has seen by changing him into a deer to be killed by his own hounds. Deep in the woods, Actaeon is hunting deer with a group of his friends and a large pack of dogs. By noon, the sun is beating down on them, and the group is getting tired from hunting all morning. Actaeon decides to give everyone a break and tells his bros to that they'll resume hunting tomorrow morning.