Jul 8, 2013

Oenone, the first wife

Œnone (Paris' first wife, with a syrinx), Paris (with Phrygian cap) and Eros, detail from the front panel of a sarcophagus. Marble, Roman artwork from the Hadrianic period (117-138 CE), after Hellenistic themes.


The Story of Oenone and Paris + Paris and OenoneParis (mythology) +

Oenone...In Ovid's Heroides V, Oenone writes a letter to her former husband Paris, the man who abandoned her for the beautiful Helen. She begins the letter with the line, “Will you read this through? Or does your new wife forbid it?” +

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