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Actaeon  

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March

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Dec 2015
Actaeon, in mythology son of *Aristaeus and Autonoë, daughter of *Cadmus, and a great huntsman. Ovid gives the most familiar version of his death (Met. 3. 138 ff.): one day on Mt. Cithaeron he came ... More

Aulis  

John Buckler

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Dec 2015
Small Greek city near *Tanagra, on a rocky peninsula between two bays. Its most famous monument is the temple of Artemis and its neighbouring buildings. The best harbour in northern *Boeotia, Aulis ... More

Cadmus  

A. Schachter

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Dec 2015
Legendary Phoenician founder of Boeotian *Thebes (1), whose origins are still disputed: Phoenicia, Egypt, Mycenaean Greece, Archaic Greece, have all been proposed (see bibliog. below).In *Homer, he ... More

Dodona  

Herbert William Parke, B. C. Dietrich, and Alan A. D. Peatfield

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Dec 2015
Dodona (Δωδώνη), the sanctuary of *Zeus Naϊos in *Epirus, and reputedly the oldest Greek oracle. The god's temple-sharer is *Dione NaϊA, and both are shown together on coins. Settlement on the site ... More

Echidna  

Emily Kearns

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Dec 2015
One of many female monsters in Greek mythology. She was daughter of *Phorcys and Ceto (this is the probable interpretation of Hesiod, Theog. 295: see West's comm.), was half-woman, half-snake, and ... More

Gaia, Gē  

Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood

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Dec 2015
Gaia, Gē, the Earth, a primordial goddess. In Hes.Theog. (116 ff.) the original entity was *Chaos, then came Gaia and other beings like *Eros. Gaia had many children from her son *Uranus, including ... More

Getty Hexameters, the  

Roy D. Kotansky

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Mar 2016
The “Getty Hexameters” represent a “cluster” of verse incantations written on a small, folded piece of lead epigraphically and historically dateable to the end of the 5th century. Found in ... More

ghosts  

Esther Eidinow

Identifying a ghost in Greek literature and distinguishing it from what we might call a delusion or a supernatural entity can sometimes pose difficulties: *Homer tends to use the term ... More

golden age  

Peta G. Fowler and Don P. Fowler

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Jul 2015
An imagined period in early human history when human beings lived a life of ease, far from toil and sin. The most important text is *HesiodOp. 109–26 (see West's comm.), which talks of a ‘golden ... More

Hera  

Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge and Gabriella Pironti

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Jul 2015
This major figure in the pantheon, daughter of Cronus and wife of Zeus, is already attested to by name on two Mycenaean tablets, one from Thebes (1) (TH Of 28) and the other from Pylos (PY Tn 316), ... More

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