A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology by Pierre Grimal

By Pierre Grimal

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 historical Greek and Roman myths and legends. according 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 important advanced relationships among gods and males. The entries be aware of important models of every legend, and in basic terms the main major diversifications are lined, with a view to concentrate on the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are pass referenced to brief bills of the most legends.

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Even­ tually Poseidon succumbed to her love and gave her two sons, Otus and Ephialtes, who were giants; when they were nine years old they were four metres broad and seven­ teen metres tall. They decided to make war on the gods, put Ossa on Mount Olympus, and Pelion on top of both, threatening to climb up to the sky. Next they announced that they would fill the sea with the mountains to make it dry and put the sea on what had hitherto been dry land. In addition Ephialtes de­ clared his love for Hera, and Otus his for Artemis.

There was also a story that the Amazons had sent a contingent commanded by their queen, Penthesilea, to help Priam. Achilles killed her, though her last look aroused his love for her. The goddess worshipped above all by the Amazons was Artemis, whose myths have so much in common with their lifestyle. They were some­ times regarded as the founders of Ephesus and the builders of the great Temple of Artemis. A m p e l u s (Άμπ€λος) A youth be­ loved by Dionysus. His name means vine stick. The youth climbed the elm, but fell while he was picking the grapes and was killed.

Poseidon was in love with could not outpace the fox Zeus her but she hid from him in the changed both animals into stone. depths of the Ocean beyond the Amphitryon, Creon and other Pillars of Hercules. She was dis­ contingents, including those led by covered by dolphins and brought Cephalus, Panopeus and Heleius, back by them to Poseidon, who laid waste the island of Taphos. But married her. so long as Pterelaus was alive Taphos could not be captured. Pterelaus was Amphitryon (Άμφιτρύων) The invincible as long as his head bore son of Alceus, son of Perseus, and the golden lock of immortality either Astydamia (Tables 2, 7), Lao- which Poseidon had planted in his nome, Lysidice or Hipponome, hair.

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