Ban This?

March 7, 2012
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Perhaps it’s prudent to occasionally show examples of the things the corporate censorship of PayPal and other middlemen’s policies call for.   These are from Old Book Illustrations Scrapbook Blog (original sources on archive.org)

There is no form that passion won’t let lovers assume. Jupiter that we have seen changed into a swan, has now turned into a bull to abduct Europa.

 

Zeus as Bull w. Europa

And

Deceived, but satisfied, Leda enjoys the pleasures provided by Jupiter, and embraces the mightiest of all gods, thinking she only gives herself to the amorous swan with whom she’s in love.

Both from From Veneres uti observantur in gemmis antiquis vol. 2, by Pierre d’Hancarville, Naples (?), 1771.