An Asian Minor

An Asian Minor

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author = Felice Picano
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country = United States
language = English
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genre = Novel
publisher = Sea Horse Press
pub_date = 1981
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media_type = Print (Hardback) & Paperback
pages = 122 pp
isbn = ISBN 0933322062
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An Asian Minor is a novel by Felice Picano in which he re-invents the myth of Ganymede. In Greek Mythology, Ganymede was the cupearer of Olympus and the beloved of Zeus, chief of the gods. In the novel, told in the first person from the viewpoint of Ganymede himself, he reveals that before Zeus became his lover Ganymede was erotically and amorously pursued by several other major deities. Ares, god of war, was too rough and violent. Hermes, god of thieves and tricksters, was too dishonest and deceitful. Only Zeus was able to satisfy Ganymede fully.

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