The balloting over Orestes’ fate is equal. Then Athene intervenes. There is a climactic argument back and forth between her and the Eumenides. But finally Athene persuades them and wins Orestes his life. The key word in her victory is persuasion, peitho, the word translated in our language is rhetoric. Rhetoric persuades necessity…
James Hillman, Athene, Ananke, and Abnormal Psychology
There’s been much between “La Bella Luna” and today’s. I’ll time stamp them as best I can since I’m obsessive that way.
Villanelles are tricky by the way.