John Hare was also involved in management of the voyage of the Hippomenes
, the ship commanded by Ross' brother, Robert, that picked up Alexander Hare and his household from the Cape and eventually delivered them to Cocos.
consults Venus, the goddess of love, who counsels him to trick Atalanta by throwing golden apples to the ground during the race, thereby distracting her and slowing her speed.
Below this translation one sees the 'fugue', or rather a canon, (8) written out in three separate parts (not as a score) with the headings Atalanta seu vox fugiens (Atalanta, or the fleeing voice) for the first part, Hippomenes
seu vox sequens (Hippomenes
or the voice which follows) for the second part, and Pomum objectum seu vox morans (the apple which is tossed, or the voice which lags behind) in the third part.
Afrodita entrego a Hippomenes
tres manzanas de oro, que dejaba caer al suelo cuando Atalanta se adelantaba en la carrera.
The main value of David-de Palacio's essay, for Swinburne studies, lies not in its argument but simply in the fact that it draws attention to Swinburne's possible influence on later European writers, in his emphasis on this episode of Atalanta's history rather than the more popular story of her race with Hippomenes
But when Hippomenes
entered the contest, Atalanta found she rather wanted him to win.
fell in love with Atalanta and desired to marry her.
The first is Manlius Hippomenes
, a French aristocrat around the year 500 AD, who is fighting to keep the spirit of Roman civilisation alive in France as the barbarian hordes gather on the borders.
Yes, Guido Reni's superb Atalanta and Hippomenes
may be described as an "authentic masterpiece" (243), but why did it draw the king?
In ancient Greece, the magistrate Hippomenes
passed a law requiring all participants to compete nude after an Athens runner tripped on his clothing.
In one race Hippomenes
(or Milanion) was given three of the golden apples of the HESPERIDES by the goddess Aphrodite; when he dropped them, Atalanta stopped to pick them up and so lost the race.
In the Boeotian form of the legend, Hippomenes
takes the place of Melanion.