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- He had changed the ancient Greek myth to his own purpose and meaning: Phaethon, the young son of Helios, who stole his father's chariot and, in ambitious audacity, attempted to drive the sun across the sky, did not perish, as he perished in the myth; in Halley's opera, Phaethon succeeded.1.4 Part 1 Chapter 4 — The Immovable Movers (17% in)
- The long lines of his body, running from his ankles to the flat hips, to the angle of the waist, to the straight shoulders, looked like a statue of ancient Greece, sharing that statue's meaning, but stylized to a longer, lighter, more active form and a gaunter strength, suggesting more restless an energy-the body, not of a chariot driver, but of a builder of airplanes.3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (75% in)
- And as the meaning of a statue of ancient Greece-the statue of man as a god-clashed with the spirit of this century's halls, so his body clashed with a cellar devoted to prehistorical activities.3.9 Part 3 Chapter 9 — The Generator (75% in)
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