By Pierre Grimal
Книга написана крупнейшим французским античником Пьером Грималем, перу которого принадлежит несколько десятков трудов по истории Рима."A Concise Dictionary of Classical Mythology" is a distillation into short kind of the only resource dictionary of historic Greek and Roman myths and legends. based on Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers nearly all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the central complicated relationships among gods and males. The entries pay attention to vital types of every legend, and simply the main major diversifications are lined, to be able to specialize in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are move referenced to brief money owed of the most legends.
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Their presence on Naxos at the time of their death was explained by an errand for which their fosterfather Aloeus had made them re sponsible (see IPHIMEDIA). Alope (Άλόπη) Daughter of Cercyon (i). She had a child by Posei don which she exposed in a forest. A mare suckled the child, who later was found by shepherds. They argued over possession of the child and its magnificent swaddling clothes, and referred their dispute to Cercyon, who recognized Alope's handiwork. Alope was put to death, but Poseidon changed her into a spring.
Aeneas (Alvciaç) A Trojan hero, the son of Anchises and Aphrodite (Table 4). For the circumstances of his birth, see ANCHISES. Aeneas was initially brought up in the mountains; when he was five he was taken to the city by his father and entrusted to his brother-in-law Alcathus, who took charge of his education. Later Aeneas stood out as the bravest of the Trojans after Hector. ' In the Trojan War Aeneas encountered Achilles during raids on Mount Ida, but Aeneas was driven to Lyrnessos, where he was rescued by Zeus when Achilles sacked the city.
This is the Horn of Amalthea or the Cornucopia (see ACHELOUS). Amata The wife of LATINUS and the mother of LAVINIA. Amata had chosen Turnus, the young king of the Rutuli, to marry Lavinia. So when Latinus decided to give his daughter's hand to Aeneas, Amata tried to prevent the marriage by rousing the women of Laurentium against the Trojans. When she heard of the Trojan victory and the death of Turnus she hanged herself. Amazons (Άμαζόν€ς) A race of warrior women. Their kingdom was in the north on the boundaries of the civilized world.