Early Greek Myth: A Guide to Literary and Artistic Sources by Timothy Gantz

By Timothy Gantz

"A compendium of narrative variations important for somebody in need of heavily to investigate a Greek myth."--Times Literary Supplement

"Nothing in need of remarkable... This publication will surely develop into a staple of all classical libraries for years to come."--Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Early Greek fable is a much-needed guide for students and others attracted to the literary and creative resources of archaic Greek myths--and the single certainly one of its style to be had in English. Timothy Gantz lines the advance of every fantasy in narrative shape and summarizes the written and visible proof during which the explicit information of the tale seem. "Its obtainable layout, uncomplicated clarity, and cost-efficient cost should still placed it the place it belongs, at the shelf of somebody who teaches mythology, at no matter what level."--Classical Outlook

"There has lengthy been a necessity for a complete treatment--accessible in English--of the vital myths that one encounters whereas examining the foremost Greek texts. Early Greek delusion is going a ways to filling the gap."--Mary R. Lefkowitz, Wellesley collage

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The children of this union were three daughters, Iphigenia (also called Iphianassa), Electra (or Laodice), and Chrysothemis; and one son, Orestes. In the Iliad Agamemnon is treated by the other Greek rulers as a high king to whom they owe allegiance and a feudal duty of military service. He took a hundred ships to Troy, the largest single contingent. He carried an ivory sceptre made by Hephaestus for Zeus, who gave it to Hermes, who in turn gave it to Agamemnon’s grandfather Pelops. When Helen was being courted by all the eligible kings of Greece, Agamemnon persuaded her father Tyndareos to give her in marriage to his brother Menelaus.

He was the strongest Argonaut next to Heracles, and was paired with him on the rowing-bench. After the return of Argo, he was killed by the boar in the Calydonian boar-hunt, because of his foolhardy courage, or because he had claimed to be as good a hunter as Artemis. His son was Agapenor. 2. Son of Poseidon and Astydamia, daughter of Phoenix; he was king of the Leleges in Samos. On the voyage of the Argo he took over the helm when Tiphys died. Before he sailed with the Argo he planted a vineyard, of which it was prophesied by one of his servants that he would not live to taste its wine.

Aesa Fate, or one of the Fates. Who’s who in classical mythology 22 Aesacus Son of King Priam and the nymph Alexirrhoe, daughter of the River Granicus. Brought up in the country near Mount Ida, Aesacus fell in love with the nymph Hesperia. Seeing her one day drying her hair by the River Cebren, of which river her father was the god, Aesacus pursued her. Fleeing, she was bitten on the foot by a snake and died. Mortified by guilt, Aesacus leapt into the sea to drown himself. But Tethys had pity on him and turned him into a diver bird, which dashes itself constantly into the waves from a great height.

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