Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca is the most important extant mythographical work from antiquity, because of both its comprehensive organizational. D. APOLLODORUS THE LIBRARY I vGooQle 3^1 y Google APOLLODORUS Robert in his learned and able dissertation De ApoUodari Bibliotheca (Berlin. Attributed to Apollodorus of Athens (born c. BCE), but probably composed in the first or second century BCE, The Library provides a grand summary of.

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The apollodoris of xpollodorus exposed twins, the children of a divine father by a human mother, who were suckled by animals, reared by a peasant, and grew up to quarrel about a kingdom, presents points of resemblance to the legend of Romulus and kemus ; and it has even been suggested that bibliltheca Greek tale, as dramatized by Sophocles, was the ultimate source of the Roman story, having filtered to the early Roman historian Q.

From Plutarch and Aelian we learn that Apollo had to go to Tempe to be purified for the slaughter of the dragon, and that both the slaughter of the dragon and the purification of the god were represented every eighth year in a solemn festival at Delphi.

Neoptolemus goes by land to Molossia, and by the way he buries Phoenix.

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See my note on Fausanias, ii. Death of Oeneus, viii. When Jason swore to do so, she gave him a drug with which she bade him anoint his shield, spear, and body when he was about to yoke the bulls; for she said that, anointed with it, he could for a single day be harmed neither by fire nor by iron. These words are rightly omitted by Hercher and Wagner, following Heyne: Pterelaus of the golden hair killed by his daughter, iv.


Nevertheless Zeus inspired him with lust for Hera, and when he tore her robes and would have forced her, she called for help, and Zeus smote him with a thunderbolt, and Hercules shot him dead with an arrow. Richard Wagner Teubner, Leipsic, Salmoneus at first dwelt in Thessaly, but after- wards he came to Elis and there founded a city. A sucking-piff was waved over the homicides ; then its throat was cut, and their hands were sprinkled with its blood.

War of the Giants, Typhon 7. They had a son Glaucus, who had by Eurymede a son Bellerophon, who slew the fire breathing Chimera.

The Ekoi of Southern Nigeria relate how the first fire on earth was stolen from heaven by a boy, whom the Creator Obassi Osaw punished with lameness for the theft. What Juvenal says x. For she changed herself into a deer and leaped between them, and in their eagerness to hit the quarry they threw their darts at each other.

Perseus, sent by Polydectes, comes to the Phorcides and the nymphs, slays Medusa birth of Pegasusiv. As to the fictitious heroes, see P. But Thetis with the Nereids steered the ship through them at the summons of Hera. To attack this boar Oeneus called together all the noblest men of Greece, and promised that to him who should kill the beast he would give the skin as a prize.

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Again, they tell of a great chief named Hutu, who performed the same perilous journey. The Eastern Melanesians believe that living people can go down to the land of bibllotheca dead and return alive to the upper world. The word seems to have been interpolated from Hesiod, Theog. Ocean, Coeus, Hyperion, Crius, Iapetus, and, youngest of all, Cronus; also daughters, the Titanides as they are called: See Apollonius Apollodorue, Argon, i.


Theseus marries an Amazon, and afterwards Phaedra. This was probably a ceremony of purification. So the Harpies were pursued and one of them fell into the river Tigres in Peloponnese, the river that is now called Harpys after her; some call her Nicothoe, but others Aellopus.

But afterwards Apollo loved Hyacinth and bibliotheva him involuntarily by the cast of a quoit. The most wide-ranging monograph on mythography in the ancient world.

Apollodorus, Library, book 1, chapter 5

Telephus, being healed by Achilles, shows them the way, Heyne published with a copious critical and exegetical commentary. Salmoneus and his mock thunder, ix.

Theseus, with the help of Ariadne, conquers the Minotaur, and flying with Ariadne resigns her to Dionysus in Naxos,and on the death of Aegeus succeeds to the kingdom of Athens, When the Bebryces made a rush at him, the chiefs snatched up their arms and put them to flight with great slaughter.

Clark, Peloponneaua London,p. But as Demophon — for that was the child’s name — grew marvelously by day, Praxithea watched, and discovering him buried in the fire she cried out; wherefore the babe was consumed by the fire and the goddess revealed herself.

Achilles receives arms from Thetis, puts the Trojans to flight, and slaya Hector. The statement of Apollodorus in the present passage suggests that according to local tradition Pluto dragged down his bride to hell through the same chasm.