Hero and Leander
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 30.06.2017 - 86 Seiten
Marlowe's poem relates the Greek legend of Hero and Leander, young lovers livingin cities on opposite sides of the Hellespont. Hero is a priestess or devotee of Venus (goddess of love and beauty) who lives in chastity despite being devoted to the goddess of love. At a festival in honour of her deity, Venus and Adonis, she is seenby Leander, who falls in love with her. She reciprocates, although cautiously.