Europa Being Brought to Crete
(Il Ratto di Europa)
by Paolo Veronese
Zeus was said to have seen the Phoenician princess Europa at her home in Tyre, Lebanon, where she walked beside the sea gathering wildflowers. He immediately fell in love with her. As the ancient poet Ovid tells us, he. . . .
. . . .headed for the shore, where the great king’s daughter, Europa, used to play together wit…
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