Vol. 47 (2021): XLVII - 2021

Atena è sempre bella: Call. Lav. Pall. 17

Published June 21, 2021
  • Callimachus,
  • Hellenistic poetry,
  • aulos,
  • Athena,
  • Greek myth


In Callimachus’ fifth hymn, the statement “her look is ever fair” may wittily allude to the myth of Athena as inventor of the aulos, which she immediately threw away thinking that playing it made her face ugly.