A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 1

A History of Greece; From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation Contemporary with Alexander the Great Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... a similar way to Fentheus, and from the like impiety, --exelvtp ppovd-# TCOtpaTlXTjOlOU brother to avenge the injury, andLykus accordingly invades Sikyon, defeats and kills Epopeus, and brings back Antiope prisoner to Thebes. In her way thither, in a cave near Eleuthene, which was shown to Pausanias,1 she is delivered of the twin sons of Zeus--Amphion and Zethus--who, exposed to perish, are taken up and nourished by ashepherd, and pass their youth amidst herdsmen, ignorant of their lofty descent. Antiope is conveyed to Thebes, where, after undergoing a long persecution from Lykus and his cruel wife Dirke, she at length escapes, and takes refuge in the pastoral dwelling of her sons, now grown to manhood. Dirke pursues and requires her to be delivered up; but the sons recognise and protecttheir mother, taking an ample revenge upon her persecutors. Lykus is slain, and Dirke is dragged to death, tied to the horns of a bull.2 Amphion and Zethus, having banished Laius, become kings of Thebes. The former, taught by Hermes, and possessing exquisite skill on the lyre, employs it in fortifying the city, the stones of the walls arranging themselves spontaneously in obedience to the rhythm of his song. 3 1 Pausan. i. 38, 9. 4 For the adventures of Antiopft and her sons, see Apollodftr. iii.5; Pausan. ii. 6, 2; ix. 6, 2. The narrative given respecting Ep6peus in the ancient Cyprian verses seems to have been very different from this, as far as we can judge from the brief notice in Proclus's Argument, --d 'etcujtcsik p9slpa? Tt)v AuxoypYou (A6xou) 70vaixot ki eic6p(Hr0i): it approaches more nearly to the story given in the seventh fable of Hyginus, and followed' by Propertius (iii. 16) j the eighth fable of Hyginus contains the tale of AntiopS as given...show more

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  • Paperback | 206 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 376g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236607015
  • 9781236607010