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Asteria

(ăstēr`ēə), in Greek mythology, daughter of the Titans Coeus and Phoebe, mother of Hecate by Perses. To escape Zeus' amorous advances, she turned into a quail, jumped into the sea, and became the isle of Ortygia (quail island).

asteria

[ə′stir·ē·ə]
(lapidary)
A gemstone that displays a star or rayed figure when cut in the cabochon style in the proper crystallographic plane.

asteria

symbol of motherly affection. [Gem. Symbolism: Jobes, 144]
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After 336 lines in the alcaic metre in the Roman Odes, the use of the fourth asclepiad in quid fles Asterie .
7 Asterie, the addressee, is crying for some man (quem, 1).
after the focused preoccupation with social and political issues in the Roman Odes, the reader could well imagine Asterie crying 'for Rome' in general.
In the course of the poem, in spite of a situation that evokes a conventional elegiac love-triangle, (21) Asterie and even Gyges have, somehow, transcended the elegiac convention.
25) Asterie does not have to be married to Gyges to illustrate the mind-set required to contemplate unfaithfulness or the social pressure experienced by the individual to succumb to temptation.
He will return to Asterie at a specific time in the near future--in fact, as soon as possible in spring (primo .
15) Davis 1991:47 points out the obvious analogy between the temptations faced by Gyges and those faced by Asterie.
22) See Cairns's discussion (1995:70) of Asterie as failed elegiac heroine.
Two of the rigs, North Sea Pioneer and Asterie were located overseas, in Angolan and Gabonese waters respectively.
pathology that blocked the penile asteries and prevented an