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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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But besides the mythical and legendary narratives speudo-apollodorus compose the bulk of the Library, we may detect another element in the work of our author which ought not to be overlooked, and that is the element of folk-tale. Orestes with the help of Pylades brings back Iphigenia and the image of Artemis from Tauris to Greece, Baret; Scriptores rerum mythicarum LcUini, ed. The Pythian games at Delphi were instituted in honour of the dead dragon Ovid and Hyginus, ll.

Porthaon and Euryte, daughter of Hippodamas, had sons, Oeneus, Agrius, Alcathous, Melas, Leuco- peus, and a daughter Sterope, who is said to have been the mother of the Sirens by Achelous. The suitors of Penelope list Bias wooed Pero, daughter of Neleus. Oedipus, his birth and exposure, his parricide, the riddle of the Sphinx, his incest, his exile and death in Attica, v.

This is a good bibliotheeca of everything, but is very focused on the genealogies. Nouit, or Nitwho offered him fruits, bread, and water, and that, if he accepted them, he could return to earth no more.

One of his many sources was the Tragodoumena Subjects of Tragedies a 4th-century BC analysis of the myths in Greek tragedies by Asclepiades of Pseudo-apollodotus[5] the first known Greek mythographic compilation. Glaucus, son of Minos, his death and resurrection the seer Polyidusiii.

Sailing by night they encountered a violent storm, and Apollo, taking his stand on the Melantian ridges, flashed lightning down, shooting a shaft into the sea. The death of Tityus at the hands of Apollo and Artemis was represented on the throne of Apollo at Amyclae Pausanisis, iii. Rabe Leipsic,pp. The heron was specially associated with Athena. Penthesilea slain by Achilles. Poseidon wedded Amphitrite, daughter of Ocean, and there were born to him Triton 72 and Rhode, who was married to the Sun.


Death of Oeneus, viii. Apollodorus seems to have followed the account given bibliothexa Pherecydes in his seventh book Scholiast on Apollonius Khodius, Argon, iv.

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The nurture of Achilles Thetis, Chiron, Lycomedesxiii. Each has several pages of genealogical tables – i. And when the young were full grown, they stood beside him at each of his shoulders as he slept, and they purged his ears with their tongues.

Copyright infringement liability can be quite severe. Battle of the Centaurs and Lapiths, 21 Zeno- bius. Agamemnon biblioheca Clytaemnestra, and Menelaus marries Helen, However, from grief at the slaughter of her brothers Althaea kindled the brand, and Meleager immediately expired.

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Sommer at Rudol- stadt in These customs fell into desuetude after Corinth was captured by the Romans. See Plutarch, De cohibenda ira, 6 ; Athenaeus, xiv. Autonoe, Ino, Semele, Agave, Polydorus. Hartland in his Primitive Paternity London, Together they form a divine couple, called Moeri Kra4ng.

When the Argonauts were already sailing past the Eridanus river, Zeus sent a iiirious storm upon them, and drove them out of their course, because he was Apollonius Rhodius, Argon, iv. The preface to the first volume is dated February, ; the preface to the fifth volume is dated November, According to one account, his nurse Amalthea hung him in his cradle on a tree ” in order that he might be found neither in heaven nor on earth nor oseudo-apollodorus the sea ” Hyginus, Fab, Porphyry said that perhaps we and all men might have understood the language of pseudo-apollidorus animals if a serpent had washed our ears De ahsHnentia, iii.


Zeus conquers the Titans and divides the kingdom with his brothers, ii. He wounds and captures the Cerynitian hind, v. And now I must rant: The work is pseudo-apolloddorus the reading. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But while educated and reflective men can clearly distinguish between m3rths, legends, and folk-tales, it would be a mistake to suppose that the people, among whom these various narratives commonly cir- culate, and bibliothca intellectual cravings they satisfy, can always or habitually discriminate between them.

Further than this we cannot go with any reasonable certainty in attempting to date the work. This is not the only complete source that we have because we also have Ovid’s Metamorphoses, however the difference between Apollodorus and Ovid is that Ovid writes from Roman point of view, so is a lot more sympathetic towards the Trojans.

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Bbliotheca of the gods and giants, vi. Apollodorus often refers, to him, and appears to have made much use of his writings, as I shall have occasion to observe in the course of these notes. Further, in commenting on my author I have illustrated some points of folk-lore by parallels drawn from other peoples, but I have abstained from discussing at length their origin and significance, because such discussions would be foreign to the scope of the series to which this edition of Apollodorus belongs.

The sickle with which Cronus did the deed is said to have been flung by him into the sea at Cape Drepanum in Achaia Pausanias, vii.