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By Jennifer R. March

ISBN-10: 0304346268

ISBN-13: 9780304346264

"This paintings presents a finished A-Z consultant to the wealthy and bewilderingly different panoply of Greek and Roman mythology. It summarises all of the significant legends and tales, from the production of the cosmos to the aftermath of the Trojan warfare and the root of Rome, presents an in depth who is who of gods, heroes and legendary creatures, and discusses locations, either actual and imaginary, which are relevant to classical myth. Read more...

summary: "This paintings presents a finished A-Z consultant to the wealthy and bewilderingly assorted panoply of Greek and Roman mythology. It summarises all of the significant legends and tales, from the production of the cosmos to the aftermath of the Trojan battle and the root of Rome, offers a close who is who of gods, heroes and legendary creatures, and discusses areas, either actual and imaginary, which are valuable to classical fantasy. broad quotations from historical literature are incorporated in the course of the textual content, aiding to provide a feeling of the colourful cultures that formed the advance of classical delusion and legend. whilst, consciousness is drawn, the place valuable, to diverse types of an analogous tale and to the various attitudes to significant legendary figures taken through classical poets and playwrights. The influence of mythology on old and postclassical artwork can be mentioned, as is the hyperlink sometimes to be present in tales and legends among mythology and history."--Jacket

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Aethon see ERYSICHTHON. Aethra. Daughter of PITTHEUS, king of Troezen, and mother of the great hero THESEUS. She was wooed by BELLEROPHON, but before their 56 Aethra marriage could take place he was exiled from his home at Corinth for killing a man, so it came to nothing. Instead she was made pregnant with Theseus by AEGEUS, king of Athens. Having gone to Delphi to enquire about the childlessness of his marriage, Aegeus called at Troezen to consult Pittheus about the Oracle's reply. Pittheus, who wished to have a grandchild with Aegeus' royal blood in its veins, encouraged his guest to get drunk, then enticed him into sleeping with Aethra.

But Aegeus was at a loss to understand, so he broke his journey at Troezen to consult its king, PITTHEUS, who had a reputation for wisdom. Pittheus understood the oracle at once, and since Aegeus 41 he wished to have a grandchild with Aegeus' royal blood in its veins, he encouraged his guest to get drunk, then enticed him into sleeping with his daughter, AETHRA. In the morning Aegeus departed, after hiding a sword and a pair of sandals under a great rock. He told Aethra that if she bore a son, who on reaching manhood could lift the rock, she should send him with these tokens of recognition to Athens.

I will go back this morning From Imbros over the sea; Stand in the trench, Achilles, Flame-capped, and shout for me. 598-628; Statius, Achilleid. S. ] Acis. The name of a river near Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, and its god. Acis began life as the son of FAUNUS and the river-nymph Symaethis. He became the lover of the sea-nymph Galatea, and it was she who turned him into a river when he was killed by his jealous rival POLYPHEMUS (2). Acoetes. When the young DIONYSUS was kidnapped by the crew of a Tyrrhenian pirate ship, the helmsman Acoetes sensed that he was no mere mortal and tried to defend him.

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