For over a year I’ve had the pleasure of working as a dramaturge with Nick Salamone, the playwright of this year’s Villa outdoor theater production of Euripides’ Helen. During rehearsals this summer I got together with Nick and director Jon… More»
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Roman name: Venus
Employment: Goddess of Love and Beauty
Place of residence: Mount Olympus
Parents: Born out of sea foam formed when Uranus’s castrated genitals were thrown into the ocean
Offspring: Aeneas, Cupid, Eros, Harmonia, Hermaphroditos, and more
Symbol: Dove, swan, and roses
Special talent: Being beautiful and sexy could never have been easier for this Greek goddess
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