New PDF release: A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

By Pierre Grimal

ISBN-10: 0631166963

ISBN-13: 9780631166962

Книга написана крупнейшим французским античником Пьером Грималем, перу которого принадлежит несколько десятков трудов по истории Рима."A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology" is a distillation into short kind of the only resource dictionary of old Greek and Roman myths and legends. in response to Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers almost all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the relevant complicated relationships among gods and males. The entries pay attention to relevant types of every legend, and basically the main major diversifications are coated, that allows you to specialize in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are go referenced to brief debts of the most legends.

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When she had returned to her senses she fled to Illyria, to Lycotherses, the king of the country, whom she married. But later she killed him, to ensure that her father Cadmus should possess the kingdom. Agdistis (Άγδιστις) In Pausanias' 27 version, Zeus spilt some semen on the earth which begot Agdistis, a hermaphrodite. The other gods cas­ trated Agdistis and from his/her penis sprang an almond tree. Nana, the daughter of Sangarius, picked an almond from the tree, placed it in her lap, became pregnant, and gave birth to ATTIS.

Alalcomeneus (Άλαλκομένβυς) Founder of Alalcomenae in Boeotia. He also founded the Hieros Gamos, the religious ceremony symbolizing the marriage between Zeus and Hera. When Hera complained to Alalcomeneus, who had been made responsible for bringing up Athena, about Zeus' infidelities, he advised her to have a statue of herself made of oak and to have it wheeled through the streets attended by a retinue, as was done for a marriage. The ritual was supposed to revive ALCINOUS and renew the divine marriage (cf.

There she was raped by Poseidon. The same night she slept with Aegeus, so that Theseus could pass as the son of both god and man. When Aegeus returned to Athens, Aethra remained at Troezen where she brought up Theseus. Later, having become king of Athens, The­ seus entrusted to his mother the care of Helen, whom he had abducted. The girl's brothers, the Dioscuri, came to rescue her and took Aethra prisoner. She followed Helen to Troy as a slave, and some authors hold that she advised Helen to leave Menelaus and follow Paris.

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