Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca is the most important extant mythographical work from antiquity, because of both its comprehensive organizational. D. APOLLODORUS THE LIBRARY I vGooQle 3^1 y Google APOLLODORUS Robert in his learned and able dissertation De ApoUodari Bibliotheca (Berlin. 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.

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Trial of Ajax for impiety, The combat of Ajax and Hector, 2.

The Library, Volume I

See Homer, Jl, xviii, sqq. On the other hand it would be intelligible enough if he wrote in some quiet corner of the Greek world at a time when Rome was still a purely Italian power, when rumours of her wars had hardly begun to trickle across the Adriatic, and when Roman sails had not yet shown themselves in the Aegean. The travels of Dionysus deaths of Lycurgus and Pentheus, adventure with the piratesv. Aeacus, son of Aegina, his righteousness, his prayer for rain ; father of Peleus and Telamon, who are banished for the murder of their brother Phocus.

JSrechthens, son of Pandion: Similarly, the natives of New Caledoniain the South Pacific, say that when a man dies, messengers come from the other world to guide his soul through the bibliothfca and over the sea to the spirit land.

Apollodorus, Library, book 1, chapter 5

It is carefully built of polygonal stones, and the mouth is surrounded by concentric circles, round which the women of Eleusis probably tripped in the dance. When they heard that, aplolodorus put to sea, and on nearing the rocks let fly a dove from the prow, and as she flew the clash of the rocks nipped off the tip of her tail.

See Diodorus Siculus, iii. Jump to Other Articles: For other accounts of the rape of Persephone and Demeter’s quest of her, see Diod. The loves of Demophon and Phyllis, Podalirius and the oracle, Clio fell in love with Pierus, son of Magnes, in consequence of the wrath of Aphrodite, whom she had twitted with her love of Adonis ; and having met him she bore him a scm Hyacinth, for whom Thamyris, the s m of Philammon and a nymph Argiope, omceived a passion, he being the first to become enamoured of males.


But afterwards Apollo loved Hyacinth and killed him involuntarily by the cast of a quoit. Howerer, Apollodorus allowed himself occasionally to depart from the authority of Apollonius, for example, in regard to the death of Apsyrtus. Full text of ” Apollodorus, The library ” See other formats This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by Google as part of a project bubliotheca make the bibloitheca books discoverable online.

The latest editor, Mr. The great artist represented the sinner worn to a shadow, but no longer racked by the vultures gnawing at his liver Pausanias, x. But when they were over the sea which lies betwixt Sigeum and the Chersonese, Helle slipped into the deep and was drowned, and the sea was called Hellespont after her.

Even turns or phrases, which at first sight strike the reader as undoubted sjrmptoms of a late or degenerate Greek, may occasionally be defended by the example of earlier writers. For his recen- sion of Apollodorus he used the readings of at least one Oxford manuscript, but according to Heyne he was not very diligent in consulting it. Of the daughters of Coeus, Asteria in the likeness of a quail flung herself into the sea in order to escape the amorous advances of Zeus, and a city was formerly called after her Asteria, but afterwards it was named Delos.

It is said that of old there was an oracle of Earth at Olympia, but it no longer existed in the second century of our era.

The Library, Volume I — Apollodorus | Harvard University Press

See Scholiast on Apollonius Rhodius, Argon, i. Nevertheless, relying on his own excellent judgment, profound knowledge of Greek, and long experience of the ways of copyists, he produced a sound text, cor- rected in places by his conjectures.

The ground which he covered, and bibliothfca method which he pursued in cultivating it, coincided to a large extent with those of our author. The fountain has been discovered and excavated in recent years. Helenus remains with Deiadamia in Molossia. According to ApoUonius, the barrow of Idmon was surmounted by a wild olive tree, which the Nisaeans were commanded by Apollo to worship as the guardian of the city.


After tarrying a single night there they put in to Aegina to draw water, and a contest arose among them concerning the drawing of the water. Pelops, bubliotheca the help of Myrtilus, vanquishes Oenomaus, marries Hippo- damia, bihliotheca Myrtilus, and takes possession of Peloponnese, Omitted in the MSS.

Having now gone through the family of Deu- calion. View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document. Johns Hopkins University Press. With his treatment of the subject and his general conclusions I am happy to find myself in agreement. Geography becomes increasingly prominent as genealogical connections become difficult to manage and also in order to conclude with the events of the Trojan War and its immediate aftermath.

Various emendations have been suggested, as Aiyalcova Heyne, M. This of itself raises a presumption that all are copies of one defective original. And Medea came unknown to Colchis, and finding that Aeetes had been deposed by his brother Perses, she killed Perses and restored the kingdom to her father.

Richard Wagner, enumerates fourteen manuscripts, of which he has employed ten for his recension of the text. For all he says.

He received Phrixus and gave him one of his daughters, Chalciope. On the subject of Phoroneus there was an ancient epic PhoroniSy of which a few verses have survived. And when the day of his death came neither his father nor his mother would die for him, but Alcestis died in his stead. What Juvenal says x. Such were the materials wliich existed for estab- lishing the apollodofus of the Library down towhen Mr.