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Alcmene

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In Greek mythology, the mother by Zeus of Hercules.

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Alcmene

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 253 words.

Alcmene, mother of *Heracles. Her father was Electryon, who was accidentally killed by her husband *Amphitryon; she followed Amphitryon into exile in *Thebes (1), but refused to sleep with him until...

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Conclusion: Alcmene's Thoughts

Maurizio Bettini.

in Women & Weasels

September 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Classical Literature. 6654 words.

This chapter considers other variants of Alcmene's story that turn up unexpectedly in far distant lands. These variants are so similar to the stories that we have already seen that we will...

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Alcmene

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In Greek mythology, the mother by Zeus of Hercules.

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Alcmene

Overview page. Subjects: Opera.

(Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae). Mez. One of the Four Queens, previous lovers of Jupiter. Created (1944) by Maria Cornelius; (1952) by Georgine von Milinkovic.

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Alcmene

Joyce Bourne.

in A Dictionary of Opera Characters

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Opera. 27 words.

(Strauss: Die Liebe der Danae). Mez. One of the Four Queens, previous lovers of Jupiter. Created (

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Alcmēnē

Edited by John Roberts.

in Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 146 words.

mother of Heracles. Her father was Electryon, king of Mycenae, who was accidentally killed by her husband Amphitryon,

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Alcmene

Emily Kearns.

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2005; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 229 words.

mother of Heracles. Her father was Electryon, who was accidentally killed by her husband Amphitryon; she followed Amphitryon

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Alcmene

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 231 words.

mother of *Heracles. Her father was Electryon, who was accidentally killed by her husband *Amphitryon; she

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Alcmene

Edited by Elizabeth Knowles.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable

January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 10 words.

in Greek mythology, the mother by Zeus of Hercules.

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Licymnius (1), brother of Alcmene and uncle of Heracles

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 76 words.

Licymnius (1), brother of *Alcmene and so uncle of *Heracles, killed by Heracles' son *Tlepolemus (Il. 2. 653–70). His tomb was at the gymnasium of *Argos (1) (Paus. 2. 22. 8; Plut. Pyrrh.34), but he...

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