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 type of the one resource dictionary of historic Greek and Roman myths and legends. based on Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers nearly all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the crucial advanced relationships among gods and males. The entries pay attention to significant models of every legend, and in basic terms the main major adaptations are lined, with a purpose to specialise in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are pass referenced to brief money owed of the most legends.

Show description

Read or Download A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology PDF

Best mythology & folk tales books

Origami Theor

Being profitable and flipping it got here effortless to Cydney yet folding the cash until eventually it became whatever appealing was once the demanding half. that is the origami conception that Cydney's, a self-serving immigrations officer, grandfather instilled in her. She led a sketchy enterprise in Arizona via her 9-5, buying and selling eco-friendly playing cards for loyalty to her aspect enterprise which have been fueled via human trafficking among different unspeakable issues.

Extra info for A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology

Sample text

The grandson of Aeolus ( 1 ). His SIRIS), and fled, Boeotus to Aeolis, mother was Arne, or, in the tradition later known as Thessaly, Aeolus to followed by Euripides in two lost the Aeolian Islands, where he was tragedies, Melanippe (1). Melanippe welcomed by King Liparus, who (or Arne) had twins, Aeolus and gave him both his daughter Cyane Boeotus, by Poseidon. At their birth (1) in marriage and his throne. Melanippe's father blinded and Aeolus and Cyane had six sons: Xuthus, Androcles, imprisoned her, and ordered the Astyochus, twins to be exposed.

He committed sacrilege against Athena when, during the capture of Troy, Cassandra had sought refuge near Athena's altar. Ajax used force to carry off both girl and statue. The Achaeans wanted to stone him for this act of impiety, but Ajax in his turn sought safety near the altar of Athena and so escaped death. But on the return journey AJAX Athena sent a storm which wrecked a large number of Achaean ships, including the one in which Ajax was travelling. Nevertheless he was saved by Poseidon. Ajax boasted that he had survived in spite of the goddess's wrath, whereupon Athena insisted that he should be destroyed, so Poseidon took his trident and broke the rock on which Ajax had taken refuge and drowned him.

But later she killed him, to ensure that her father Cadmus should possess the kingdom. Agdistis (Άγδιστις) In Pausanias' 27 version, Zeus spilt some semen on the earth which begot Agdistis, a hermaphrodite. The other gods cas­ trated Agdistis and from his/her penis sprang an almond tree. Nana, the daughter of Sangarius, picked an almond from the tree, placed it in her lap, became pregnant, and gave birth to ATTIS. She abandoned him, but he was cared for by a goat. When Attis grew up Agdistis (by this time purely female) fell in love with him, but he was sent to Pessinus to marry the king's daughter.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.89 of 5 – based on 5 votes