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Achātēs

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Character in mythology, faithful lieutenant of Aeneas in the Aeneid; a late source ascribes to him the killing of Protesilaus (Eustathius Ad Iliadem 2. 701).

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Amphion

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

Sons of Zeus and Antiope: they founded and walled seven-gated Thebes (1) (Odyssey 11. 260–5).

The story is fleshed out by Sophocles (Niobe) and Euripides (Antiope). The brothers...

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Bacchus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

In Greek mythology, another name for Dionysus.

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Capaneus

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(Καπανεύς), in mythology, son of Hipponous and father of Sthenelus (Ad Iliadem 4. 367; Hyginus Fabulae 70. 1); one of the Seven against Thebes, see also Adrastus (1). As he ...

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consolation

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The practice of offering words of comfort to those afflicted by grief is reflected in the earliest Greek poetry. Later, under the twin influences of rhetoric and philosophy, a specialized...

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Croesus

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

(6th century bc),

last king of Lydia c. 560–546bc. Renowned for his great wealth, he subjugated the Greek cities on the coast of Asia Minor before being overthrown by Cyrus the...

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Hero

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies — Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

In Greek mythology, priestess of Aphrodite at Sestos on the European shore of the Hellespont, whose lover Leander, a youth of Abydos on the opposite shore, swam the strait nightly to visit...

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Hesperus

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(Ἓσπερος; Lat. Vesper, Vesperugo), the Evening Star; shown in art as a boy carrying a torch. Early tradition makes him the son of Astraeus (or Cephalus) and Eos (see Hyginus ...

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Hyginus

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Two extant Latin works are attributed to a Hyginus who cannot be identified with Augustus' freedman (Hyginus (1) or with the gromaticus (Hyginus (4).(a) Genealogiae, a handbook of...

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Oenone

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A nymph of Mount Ida and lover of Paris, prince of Troy, who deserted her for Helen.

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