Saturday, December 09, 2006

Caravaggio's Narcissus

In Greek mythology, Narcissus or Narkissos (Greek Νάρκισσος), was a hero of the territory of Thespiae in Boeotia who was renowned for his beauty. Several versions of his myth have survived: Ovid's, from his Metamorphoses; Pausanias', from his Guide to Greece; and one found among the Oxyrhynchus papyri. Image above by Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1573-1610)

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