Actaeon


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Ac·tae·on

 (ăk-tē′ən)
n. Greek Mythology
A young hunter who, having inadvertently observed Artemis while she was bathing, was turned by her into a stag and killed by his own dogs.

Actaeon

(ækˈtiːən; ˈæktɪən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a hunter of Boeotia who, having accidentally seen Artemis bathing, was turned into a stag and torn apart by his own hounds

Ac•tae•on

(ækˈti ən)

n.
(in Greek myth) a hunter who, for having seen Diana bathing, was changed by her into a stag and was torn to pieces by his own hounds.
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and his paramour before the Emperor, I'll be Actaeon, and turn
The woods ring again, and yet no fox bursts forth on to the open level of the pond, nor following pack pursuing their Actaeon.
She held her peace and said no more, and Don Quixote made answer, "Of a truth, fairest lady, Actaeon when he unexpectedly beheld Diana bathing in the stream could not have been more fascinated and wonderstruck than I at the sight of your beauty.
No, for that very resemblance affrights me; I should have liked something more in the manner of the Venus of Milo or Capua; but this chase-loving Diana continually surrounded by her nymphs gives me a sort of alarm lest she should some day bring on me the fate of Actaeon.
THE END >The Actaeon Tide by Tom Anderson is published by Parthian at PS9.
The second piece in the hammam was a representation of the Greek myth of the metamorphosis of hunter into prey, a tale of seduction, power, and misunderstanding: When Actaeon sees the goddess Artemis bathing, she transforms him into a stag, whereupon he is torn apart by his own dogs.
Diana and Callisto, Diana and Actaeon, and the unfinished Death of Actaeon have not hung together since the 18th century, so it is little wonder that the gallery should have chosen to celebrate their reassembly with a special exhibition.
The installation is based on the Titian painting of Diana and Actaeon, and has a series of female actors playing the role of Diana on two hour shifts in a fully plumbed-in bathroom.
ONE of the most important paintings of the Italian Renaissance - Titian's masterpiece Diana and Actaeon - is coming to the National Museum Cardiff from April 19 to June 17.
The Walker is the first stop on a national tour of the painting, called Diana and Actaeon.
One of the most important mosaics on display at the museumdepicts the myth ofArtemis and Actaeon.
Not that men are blameless--Erysichthon's cruelty carries a ghastly punishment--but often they appear innocent before the activities of the immortals--did Actaeon deserve his fate?