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 type of the only resource dictionary of old Greek and Roman myths and legends. in accordance with Grimal's unique dictionary, first released in 1951 in France the concise model covers almost all significant characters, and 8 genaeological tables current the valuable complicated relationships among gods and males. The entries be aware of crucial types of every legend, and in simple terms the main major diversifications are lined, so that it will specialise in the typical middle of classical literature. short definitions are go referenced to brief money owed of the most legends.
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Ajax returned to the battle after the death of Patroclus; Hector was about to attack him and would have done so had not Zeus, in deference to the fate which ordained that Hector should fall under Achilles' blows, enveloped them both in a cloud. Legends later than the Iliad put Ajax nearly on a par with Achilles. He was, like Achilles, made out to be the grandson of Aeacus (see TELAMON). In Attica his mother was said to be Periboea (5). When Heracles came to invite Telamon to take part in his expedition against Troy, he found Telamon in the middle of a banquet.
He also founded the Hieros Gamos, the religious ceremony symbolizing the marriage between Zeus and Hera. When Hera complained to Alalcomeneus, who had been made responsible for bringing up Athena, about Zeus' infidelities, he advised her to have a statue of herself made of oak and to have it wheeled through the streets attended by a retinue, as was done for a marriage. The ritual was supposed to revive ALCINOUS and renew the divine marriage (cf. CITHAERON). Alcathous (Άλκάθοος) ι. Son of Pelops (1) and Hippodamia (1) (Table 2).
Heracles received the mission of taking the girdle of Hippolyta (i), the queen of the Amazons. Hippolyta would have been willing to give him the girdle, but Hera incited the Amazons to mutiny and Heracles was forced to kill Hippolyta. On this expedition he was accompanied by Theseus, who abducted an Amazon called Antiope (2). In revenge the Amazons marched against Athens. They were defeated by the Athenians led by Theseus. There was also a story that the Amazons had sent a contingent commanded by their queen, Penthesilea, to help Priam.