Stewart 1997

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Alan Stewart, Close Readers

Ganymede myth, Jupitor in love with beautiful Trojan boy Ganymede, a shephard boy swept off his feet to heaven by Jupiter disguised as eagel; Juno as jealous wife; myth evident in Ben Jonson, Poetaster; Marlowe, Dido Queen of Carthage

humanist turn shifts culture away from knights, hunting, hawking and toward wit and book-learning; patronage relations opens space for male-male expressions of affection/love