February 10, 2018

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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 historical Greek and Roman myths and legends. according to Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers nearly all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the critical advanced relationships among gods and males. The entries be aware of crucial types of every legend, and simply the main major diversifications are coated, so as to concentrate on the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are pass referenced to brief debts of the most legends.

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In the rout which marked the end of the campaign, Amphiaraus fled to the banks of the Ismenus. Just as he was about to be attacked by Periclymenus (1), Zeus caused the earth to swallow Amphiaraus up. Zeus granted Amphiaraus immortality, AMPHISTHENES and he continued to utter oracles at Oropus in Attica. A m p h i c t y o n (Άμφικτύων) The second son of Deucalion (i) and Pyrrha (i) (Table 5). He had married one of the daughters of Cranaus, King of Athens, and expelled his father-in-law in order to reign in his stead (see also COLAENUS).

Another version of the story is that after Poseidon, who was in love with Amymone, had come to her rescue he showed her the exist­ ence of the spring of Lerna. Amy­ mone had a son, Nauplius (1), by Poseidon. Ananke (Ανάγκη) Necessity, the personification of absolute obliga­ tion and of the constraining force of the decrees of destiny, she appears in the Orphic theogony where, with her daughter Adrasteia, she is the nurse of the little Zeus. She herself was a daughter of Cronus. Her chil­ dren were Aether, Chaos and Ere­ bus.

Ananke also occurs in the philosophers. For example, in Plato's Republic, Ananke is the mother of the Moirae. Gradually, and particu­ larly in popular tradition, Ananke became a goddess of death, but in the works of the poets, particularly the tragedians, she remained the incarna­ tion of the ultimate Force which even the gods must obey.

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