Greek Myth of Eros & Psyke

Analyze the myth. Demonstrate not only knowledge oand understanding of hte material treated but also a critical attitude on the topic. Trace the myth from Ancient Origin in Greece (1st written examples of myth, traces of story on pottery) through Roman (2nd c bce Apulueues Metomorphosis), Middle Ages, 17th & 18 th Century art, retelling as Beauty & the Beast, modern interpretations. Here is my outline: Latin writers such as Augustine of Hippo, Macrobius, Sidonius Apollinaris, Martianus Capella, and Fulgentius, but toward the end of the 6th century lapsed into obscurity.(Cupid and Psyche (1817) by Jacques-Louis DavidBoccaccio\’s interpretation of Cupid and Psyche in Genealogia deorum gentilium (writtenin the 1370s and published 1472) in the Italian Renaissance.In 1491, the poet Niccolò da Correggio retold the story with Cupid as the narrator.[42] John Milton alludes to the story at the conclusion of Comus (1634), attributing not one but two children to the couple: Youth and Joy. Shackerley Marmion wrote a verse version called Cupid and Psyche (1637), and La Fontaine a mixed prose and verse romance (1699).Art: Exploring art through the ages/how that reflects society interpretations of myth (e.g.; popular images from the tale was Psyche\’s discovery of a naked Cupid sleeping,found in ceramics, stained glass, and frescos. Mannerist painters were intensely drawn to the scene)English Literature : William Blake\’s mythology draws on elements of the tale particularly in the figures of Luvah and Vala. Luvah takes on the various guises of Apuleius\’s Cupid: beautiful and winged; disembodied voice; and serpent. Blake, who mentions his admiration for Apuleius in his notes, combines the myth with the spiritual quest expressed through the eroticism of the Song of Solomon, with Solomon and the Shulamite as a parallel couple.Mary Tighe\’s poem Psyche in 1805. Added details include: placing two springs in Venus\’ garden, one with sweet water and one with bitter. When Cupid starts to obey his mother\’s command, he brings some of both to a sleeping Psyche, but places only the bitter water on Psyche\’s lips. Tighe\’s Venus only asks one task of Psyche, to bring her the forbidden water, but in performing this task Psyche wanders into a country borderingon Spenser\’s Fairie Queene as Psyche is aided by a mysterious visored knight and his squire Constance, and must escape various traps set by Vanity, Flattery, Ambition, Credulity, Disfida (who lives in a \”Gothic castle\”), Varia and Geloso. Spenser\’s Blatant Beast also makes an appearance. Tighe\’s work influenced English lyric poetry on the theme, including two poems by William Wordsworth called \”To a Butterfly,\” and the Odeto Psyche (1820) by John Keats.William Morris retold the Cupid and Psyche story in verse in The Earthly Paradise (1868–70), and a chapter in Walter Pater\’s Marius the Epicurean (1885) was a prose translation. About the same time, Robert Bridges wrote Eros and Psyche: A Narrative Poem in Twelve Measures (1885; 1894).Sylvia Townsend Warner transferred the story to Victorian England in her novel The True Heart (1929), though few readers made the connection till she pointed it out herself. Other literary adaptations include The Robber Bridegroom (1942), a novella by Eudora Welty; Till We Have Faces (1956), a version by C.S. Lewis narrated by a sister of Psyche; and the poem \”Pysche: \’Love drove her to Hell\’\” by H.D. (Hilda Doolittle).Robert A. Johnson made use of the story in his book She: Understanding