Share
Explore BrainMass

Greek and Roman mythology in art, quotes, and Phaethon

1. Visit via the internet a museum anywhere in the world and discuss one specific work in the collection that relates to Greek and Roman mythology.
2. Literature abounds with brief references to classical mythology. Find one quotable source, copy the text, cite the work and author, and identify the mythological reference.
3. Discuss the myth of Phaethon, the son of Helios who insisted on driving his father's chariot across the sky. Two themes are evident: the rash behavior of youth and the search for identity -- just think back! Like all young teenagers, Phaethon was at a reckless point in his life and oblivious to the dangers he might encounter. Comment on why a father would allow his son to undertake such a dangerous journey.

Solution Preview

Please rate 5/5 for my notes and references. I'm honored to assist you on your future academic endeavors. Your business is valuable to me! Thank you so much for using BrainMass.com!

1. As you visit via a museum via the Internet anywhere in the world and discuss one specific work in the collection that relates to Greek and Roman mythology, you might consider the lovely painting called "The Birth of Cupid" located at https://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/41.48 by Master of Flora from Italy in the second half of 16th century.

It seems like the artist was greatly inspired by myths to portray the birth of Cupid. Myths function here as Venus is depicted and attended by the Four Hours and by the Three Graces. Love exudes the tone of the piece.

2. Since literature abounds with brief references to classical mythology. I found a whole poem with quotes to identify the mythological reference to Cupid. ...

Solution Summary

This solution offers research to discuss one specific work in an art collection that relates to Greek and Roman mythology.

$2.19