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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The Pythian games at Delphi were instituted in honour of the dead dragon Ovid and Hyginus, ll. After making this promise he repaired to Phylace and, just as he had foretold, he was detected in the theft and kept a prisoner in a cell. Pseudo-apollodrous body and his arms are rescued by Bibliorheca and Ulysses, 4. This of itself raises a presumption that all are copies of one defective original. Westermann Brunswick,p.

Achilles receives arms from Thetis, puts the Trojans to flight, and slaya Hector. And they, all but Ocean, attacked him, and Cronus cut off his father’s genitals and threw them into the sea; and from the drops of the flowing blood were born Furies, to wit, Alecto, Tisiphone, and Megaera. But there the resemblance between bibliothec ends. Children of Poseidon and Amphitrite, iv. According to Servius fon Virgil, Ed.

But when these recoiled on him through the force of the thunderbolt, a stream of blood gushed out on the mountain, and they say that from that circumstance the mountain was called Haemus.

From fear of that Zeus swallowed her. These were in Phylace, and they were guarded by a dog which neither man nor beast could come near. But she invoked the gods by whom Jason had sworn, and after often upbraiding him with his ingratitude she sent the bride a robe steeped in poison, which when Glauce had put on, she was consumed with fierce fire along with her father, who went to her rescue. Orithyia and Boreas, xv. Helenophiles and myth lovers.


When the Argonauts would have consulted him about the voyage, he said that he would advise them about it bibliotheeca they would rid him of the Harpies. When the Bebryces made a rush at him, the chiefs snatched up their arms and put them to flight with great slaughter. So they believed her, made mince meat of their father and boiled him.

The Argonauts slew many and among the rest Cyzicus; but by day, when they knew what they had done, they mourned and cut off their hair and gave Cyzicus a costly burial ; and after the burial they sailed away and touched at Mysia.

So the Argonauts laid a table of viands beside him, and the Harpies with a shriek suddenly pounced down and snatched away the food. Noste, No8 fadmua, Foriuna, deam caeloque locamus. The wrath of Achilles. Richard Wagner, enumerates fourteen manuscripts, of which he has employed ten for his recension of the text.

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Jason and Medea fly to Corinth. The Epigoni list, vii. When she was with child, Zeus, taking time by the forelock See P. Paris and Oenone, xii. Neoptolemus goes by land to Molossia, and by the way he buries Phoenix.

APOLLODORUS, THE LIBRARY BOOK 1 – Theoi Classical Texts Library

According to Diodorus Siculus i. Wagner’s text are recorded in the footnotes. Would highly recommend to those who are Greek mythology fans like me, or to those who would simply like to read an abridged version of the myths.

The Greeks leave Sinon behind and depart to Tenedos, Marcellin Boule has lately made some judicious observations on the tendency to push too far the magical interpretation of prehistoric cave paintings. Further, in bibliotneca 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.


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Pseduo-apollodorus Clement of Alexandria, Protrept, ii. Heyne published with a copious critical and exegetical commentary. Nevertheless Zeus inspired him with lust for Hera, and when he tore her robes and would have forced her, she called for help, and Zeus smote him with a thunderbolt, and Hercules shot him dead with an arrow.

But Deucalion, floating in the chest over bubliotheca 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. Every day an eagle swooped on him and devoured the lobes of his liver, which grew by night. He drives away the kine of Geryon from Erythia the pillars of Hercules ; the golden goblet of the Sun: It would not, therefore, be surprising if he had made an abridgment of it for his own use or that of his pupils.

The oxen of the Sun.