The Birth of Aphrodite

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Mark Cartwright
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published on 17 December 2013
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The birth of Aphrodite from the Ludovisi Throne. Two Horai (divinities of nature and the seasons) assist the goddess. The piece, made from marble from Thasos, was in fact part of an altar. 460-450 BCE. (Palazzo Altemps, Rome)

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About the Author

Mark Cartwright
Mark is a history writer based in Italy. His special interests include pottery, architecture, world mythology and discovering the ideas that all civilizations share in common. He holds an MA in Political Philosophy and is the Publishing Director at WHE.

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Cartwright, M. (2013, December 17). The Birth of Aphrodite. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2194/the-birth-of-aphrodite/

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Birth of Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 17, 2013. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2194/the-birth-of-aphrodite/.

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Cartwright, Mark. "The Birth of Aphrodite." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 17 Dec 2013. Web. 19 Jun 2021.