The Text History of the Bibliotheca of. Pseudo-Apollodorus. AUBREY DILLER. The references in the Scholia Minora on the Iliad are only apparent. The work is. 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. The Bibliotheca of Pseudo-Apollodorus, perhaps the best-known mythographic text, stands out for its comprehensive aim and state of preservation.

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For similar stories of the magical restoration of youth and life, see Appendix, “The Renewal of Youth.

Telamon becomes king of Salamis ; father of Ajax and Teucer, xii. If he tastes them, his doom is fixed for ever: Apollodorus’ Library and Hyginus’ Fabulae: Hunt London,p.

The Library of Greek Mythology by Apollodorus

Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. The proportion of truth and falsehood naturally varies in different legends ; gene- rally, perhaps, falsehood predominates, at least in the details, and the element of the marvellous or the miraculous often, though not always, enters largely into them. When she was with child, Zeus, taking time by the forelock, swallowed her, because Earth said that, after giving birth to the maiden who was then in her womb, Metis would bear a son who should be the lord of heaven.

May 05, Aaron rated it liked it Shelves: For when he was offering a sacrifice at the sea to Poseidon, he sent for Jason, among many others, to participate in it.


Cephalus, Oreithyia, Eumolpus, Aegeus Once when Philip II. As the babes lay forlorn, a mare, belonging to some passing horse- keepers, kicked with its hoof one of the two infants and left a livid mark on its face.

But some say that Poeas shot him dead in the ankle. The horse-keeper took up both the children and reared them ; and the one with the livid pelion mark he called Pelias, and the other Neleus. Frazer cites the principal passages of other ancient writers where each particular story is told and compares the various versions to those in the Bibliotgeca.

See Die Loango Expedition, iii. Aesacus, Hector, Paris, Cassandra, and the rest, xii.

The Library of Greek Mythology

The portent at Aulis, Even in the historical age of Greece the ranks of the celestial hierarchy were sometimes recruited, not by the slow process of individual canonization, as we may call it, but by a levy in mass ; as when all the gallant men who died far the freedom of Greece at MaratluKi and Plataea received the first step of promotion on the heavenly ladder by being accorded heroic honours, which they enjoyed down to the second century of our era.

Iphigenia sacrificed to Artemis at Pseudoapollodorus and transported by the goddess to Tauris, As to her eating a seed or seeds of a pomegranate, see Homeric Hymn to Demeter, sqq. And when the day of his death came neither his father nor his mother would die pseudo-apollodorks him, but Alcestis died pseuddo-apollodorus his stead.


Jan 31, Lucy rated it really liked it. The Epigoni list, vii.

So they founded an altar of Radiant Apollo, and having offered sacrifice they betook them to feasting ; and twelve handmaids, whom Arete had given to Medea, jested merrily with the chiefs ; whence it is still customary for the women to jest at the sacrifice. We encourage the use of public domain bibliothecx for these purposes and may be able to help.

Tydeus, son of Oeneus. See Kuhnert, in W. As to the obligations of Apollodorus to Acusilaus and Asclepiades, see C. biibliotheca

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Death and burial of Ajax, Amphi- nomus slain by Ulysses, because he was said to have seduced Penelope, When they heard that, they put to sea, and on nearing the rocks let fly a dove from the prow, and as she flew the clash of the rocks nipped off” the tip of her tail.

Pyrrha saved from the flood, vii. View text chunked by: Earth sought for a simple to prevent the giants from being destroyed even by sqq. Pluto carries off Persephone. Published February 25th by Oxford University Press first published And he is punished even after death; for vultures eat his heart in Hades.