[Commonplace books: Thomas Farnaby, 17th-century]
The latomie are ancient stone quarries, now public parks. Prosperina is the Latin form of Persephone, the earth goddess' daughter abducted by the ruler of the underworld to become his consort. Grief over the abduction cause the nymph Cyane to be transformed into a spring.
Posted by Alina Stefanescu Coryell on 06.12.2009
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