Sunday, May 31, 2009

Note on ψυχή

I had never noticed before that ψυχή is used of the butterfly or moth. See Arist.HA.551a14, Thphr.HP.2.4.4, and Plu.2.636c.


Blogger Apuleius Platonicus said...

Have you seen the sculpture of Cupid and Psyche? Look here:
And search for image descriptions that contain the word butterfly.

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