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Amycus  

Herbert Jennings Rose

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Mar 2016
Amycus, in mythology, king of the Bebryces, a savage people of *Bithynia. He was of gigantic strength and compelled all comers to the land to box with him, the loser to be at the absolute disposal of ... More

Amymone  

Herbert Jennings Rose

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Mar 2016
Amymone (Ἀμυμώνη), in mythology, daughter of *Danaus. While at *Argos (1) she went for water, was rescued from a satyr, and seduced by *Poseidon, who created the spring Amymone in ... More

Amyzon  

Simon Hornblower

Amyzon, remote but important *sanctuary in *Caria, north of *Mylasa. Greek inscriptions have been found there dating from the time of the 4th-cent. bce Hecatomnid *satrap*Idrieus, also of *Philip (2) ... More

Anakes  

Robert Parker

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Dec 2015
Anakes (Ἄνακες), old by-form of ἄνακτες, ‘lords’, ‘kings’ (the latter being the meaning of anax in Linear B). This is the surprising title under which the *Dioscuri were invariably worshipped in ... More

Ancaeus  

Richard Hunter

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Mar 2016
Ancaeus, in mythology, (1) son of Lycurgus from *Tegea in Arcadia. *Pausanias (3) identifies him with the father of *Agapenor who led the Arcadians at Troy (8. 4. 10). He joined the *Argonautic ... More

Andania  

Emily Kearns

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Dec 2015
Andania, a town in *Messenia, ruined in the time of *Pausanias (4. 33. 4–6), with which was associated a celebration of *mysteries which the travel writer ranked second in holiness to the ... More

Androgeos  

Emily Kearns

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Dec 2015
Androgeos (Ἀνδρόγεως), son of *Minos, who died an untimely death in Attica, either treacherously killed by his defeated rivals in the Panathenaic Games (see panathenaea), or sent by *Aegeus against ... More

androgyny  

Luc Brisson

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Feb 2017
In the modern use, “bisexuality” refers to sexual object choice, whereas “androgyny” refers to sexual identity. In ancient Greece and Rome, however, these terms sometimes refer to human ... More

Andromache  

Jenny March

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Dec 2015
Andromache, daughter of *Eëtion king of Thebe in the Troad (see troas), and wife of *Hector (Il. 6. 395 ff.). Her father and seven brothers were killed by *Achilles, and her mother ransomed for a ... More

Andromeda  

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March

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Dec 2015
Andromeda, in mythology, the daughter of *Cepheus, king of the Ethiopians, and his wife Cassiepeia or Cassiope. The following, founded on Apollod. 2. 4. 3–5, is the usual legend. Cassiepeia boasted ... More

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