Under Discussion: Is Anchises a Casanova?

One of the texts we are reading in the community is the beautiful Homeric Hymn to Aphrodite. Quoting an eighteenth-century adventurer, Casanova, might seem an odd start to a classical study. It is clear in the Hymn that the mighty goddess will say whatever it takes to consummate her Zeus-given passion for the Trojan prince Anchises. Read more