Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca is the most important extant mythographical work from antiquity, because of both its comprehensive organizational. D. APOLLODORUS THE LIBRARY I vGooQle 3^1 y Google APOLLODORUS Robert in his learned and able dissertation De ApoUodari Bibliotheca (Berlin. 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.

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These things we learn from a long inscription which was found in recent years at Lindus: 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 Tragilus[5] the first known Greek mythographic compilation.

Althaemenes, apollodorsu of Minos, settles with qpollodorus sister Apemosyne in Rhodes, and involuntarily kills his father Catreus, ii. Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library2.

Falling in with Hercules, he told him ; and while the two were seeking for Hylas, the ship put to sea. The author gives no account of himself and never refers to contemporary events: But she in her wrath sent a ibbliotheca of extraordinary size and strength, which pre- vented the land from being sown and destroyed the cattle and the people that fell in with it.

So, waiting till the rocks had recoiled, with hard rowing and the help of Hera, they passed through, the extremity of the ship’s ornamented called Symplegades.

The Library, Volume I

Baumeister, Denkmaler des klassischen Alter- turns, ii. For she changed herself into a deer and leaped between them, and in their eagerness to hit the quarry they threw their darts at each other.

Sky was the first who ruled over the whole world. Kuhn, Mdrkische Sagen und Marchen Berlin,pp. He also drove away the cows of the Sun from Erythia.

So going to the Argo as usual, he challenged the best man of the crew to a boxing match. When the year was nearly up, he heard the worms in the hidden part of the roof, one of them asking how much of the beam had been already gnawed through, and others answering that very little of it was left.


Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often difficult to discover. Henceforth the Clashing Rocks stood still; apoplodorus it was fated that, so soon as a ship had made the passage, they should come to rest completely.

Acrisius and Proetus, grandsons of Lynceus and Hypermnestra, ii. Only twice, among the many discrepant or contradictory views which he reports without wincing, does he venture to express a pre- ference for one over the other.

Apollodorus, Library, book 1, chapter 5

His servants killed the snakes, but Melampus gathered wood and burnt the reptiles, and reared the young ones. As to the obligations of Apollodorus to Acusilaus and Asclepiades, see C. Erechtheus, in the war with Eleusis, sacrifices one of bihliotheca daughters, and slays Eumolpus, xv. Children of Hippocoon, of Icarius, and of Tyndareus.

It was extracted from a plant with a saffron-coloured flower, which was said to grow on the Caucasus from the blood of Prometheus. The legend of the exposed twins, the children of a divine father by a human mother, who were suckled by animals, reared by a peasant, and grew up to quarrel about a kingdom, presents points of resemblance to the legend of Romulus and kemus ; and it has even been suggested bibliktheca the Greek tale, as dramatized by Sophocles, was the ultimate source of the Roman story, having filtered to the early Roman historian Q.

When Athamas heard that, he was forced by the inhabitants of the land to bring Phrixus to the altar. Orithyia and Boreas, xv. Johns Hopkins University Press. He said, therefore, that if the knife were found, and he scraped off the rust, and gave it to Iphiclus to drink for ten days, he would beget a son.

Bekker Tragrtcorwrn Graecorum Frag- menta, ed. Nevertheless the sons of Thestius, thinking scorn that a woman should get the prize in the face of men, biblootheca the skin from her, alleging that it belonged to them by right of birth if Meleager appollodorus not choose to take it. But Deucalion, floating in the chest over the sea for nine days and as many nights, drifted to Parnassus, and there, when the rain ceased, he landed and sacrificed to Zeus, the god of Escape.


Agamemnon marries Clytaemnestra, and Menelaus marries Helen, Surpassing all the rest were Porphyrion and Alcyoneus, who was even immortal so long as he fought in the land of his birth. The myth of such a marriage is widespread among the lower races. The birds were kept in the sanctuary of the Maiden Artemis?

And first she sat down on the rock which has been named Laughless after her, beside what is called the Well of the Fair Dances 76 ; thereupon she made her way to Celeus, who at that time reigned over the Eleusinians. That was the penalty that Prometheus paid bbibliotheca the theft of fire until Hercules afterwards released him, as we shall show in dealing with Hercules. And when the day of his death came neither his father nor his mother would die for him, but Alcestis died in his stead.

But she called her children to her aid, and they shot him down with their arrows. Jump to Other Articles: The first known writer to quote him is Photius in the ninth century a.

Hector attacks the ships, 5. See Aeschylus, EumenideSy 1 sqq.

Bibliotheca (Pseudo-Apollodorus) – Wikipedia

Nevertheless, relying on his own excellent judgment, profound knowledge of Greek, and long experience of the ways of copyists, he produced a sound text, cor- rected in places by his conjectures. This of itself entailed at least temporary banishment on the apollodotus.

Chronicle in four books. His text of Apollodorus and the other mythographers is accom- panied by a Latin translation and followed by critical and exegetical notes. Poseidon met her and begat two sons, Otus and Ephialtes, who are called the Aloads. Full text of ” Apollodorus, The library ” See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online.