Monday, November 14, 2011

flora

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According to Ovid's Fasti, Flora relates the tale thus: "...it was spring, I wandered; Zephyrus (the West Wind) saw me, I left. He pursued, I ran: he was the stronger; and Boreas gave his brother full rights of rape by robbing Erechtheus' house of its prize [Oreithyia]. But he [Zephyrus] makes good the rape by naming me his bride, and I have no complaints about my marriage."
     -trans. Boyle

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