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The Mythology of the Night Sky

Horses. of. Diomedes. Eurystheus next told Hercules to bring back the Horses of
Diomedes. Diomedes was the son of the god Mars and the nymph Cyrene, and
was the king of the Bistones in Thrace. He had a stable of four fierce warhorses ...

Author : David E. Falkner

Release : 2011-08-28

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN : 9781461401377

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The Mythology of the Night Sky is intended primarily for amateur astronomers who would like to know the mythology behind the names of constellations and planets. It deals with the 48 constellations identified by the ancient Greek astronomer Ptolemy, as well as all the planets of our solar system and their moons, which are named after Roman gods. To assist practical observers the book gives the location and description of each constellation, including named stars and deep-sky objects. Readers are encouraged to observe and image the constellations for themselves, and there is a lot of practical information in this book to help them along the way. In addition to providing a detailed (and mostly Greek) mythology of the constellations and the vast soap opera that was part of the Ancient Greek pantheon, this book also addresses the planets of the Solar System, which are named after the Roman - not Greek - gods.


From Apollodorus: The eighth labour he enjoined on him was to bring the mares
of Diomedes the Thracian to Mycenae. Now this Diomedes was a son of Ares
and Cyrene, and he was king ofthe Bistones, a very warlike Thracian people, and

Author : Michael Huber

Release : 2009-09-08

Publisher : Princeton University Press

ISBN : 1400831903

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How might Hercules, the most famous of the Greek heroes, have used mathematics to complete his astonishing Twelve Labors? From conquering the Nemean Lion and cleaning out the Augean Stables, to capturing the Erymanthean Boar and entering the Underworld to defeat the three-headed dog Cerberus, Hercules and his legend are the inspiration for this book of fun and original math puzzles. While Hercules relied on superhuman strength to accomplish the Twelve Labors, Mythematics shows how math could have helped during his quest. How does Hercules defeat the Lernean Hydra and stop its heads from multiplying? Can Hercules clean the Augean Stables in a day? What is the probability that the Cretan Bull will attack the citizens of Marathon? How does Hercules deal with the terrifying Kraken? Michael Huber's inventive math problems are accompanied by short descriptions of the Twelve Labors, taken from the writings of Apollodorus, who chronicled the life of Hercules two thousand years ago. Tasks are approached from a mathematical modeling viewpoint, requiring varying levels of knowledge, from basic logic and geometry to differential and integral calculus. Mythematics provides helpful hints and complete solutions, and the appendixes include a brief history of the Hercules tale, a review of mathematics and equations, and a guide to the various disciplines of math used throughout the book. An engaging combination of ancient mythology and modern mathematics, Mythematics will enlighten and delight mathematics and classics enthusiasts alike.

Virgil's Aeneid

122 The reader recalls in this respect that Rhesus ' whereabouts was traditionally
betrayed by Abdwv . The hero ' s famous horses , which Diomedes next steals ,
were stationed by his tent . Virgil transfers the snow - white colour of Rhesus ...

Author : Michael Paschalis

Release : 1997

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 9780198146889

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Paschalis offers a new reading of the whole Aeneid based on the meaning of proper names and using the scene of Laocoon and the Trojan Horse as a model. He sheds fresh light on every episode and book of the epic from the storm of Aeneid 1 to the death of Turnus, and reveals a sustained, pervasive, and deep-going exploitation of the meaning of names.

OCR Classical Civilisation GCSE Route 1

The Mares of Diomedes Diomedes was the King of the Bistones in Thrace. The
king owned a set of horses that he kept tethered in a bronze manger with iron
chains. The horses were crazed as their master fed them on the limbs of defeated

Author : Ben Greenley

Release : 2017-08-24

Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN : 1350014885

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This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for GCSE Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers the Thematic Study Component 11 and all three Literature and Culture options (Components 21–23): Thematic Study: Myth and Religion by Ben Greenley Literature and Culture 1: The Homeric World by Dan Menashe Literature and Culture 2: Roman City Life by James Renshaw Literature and Culture 3: War and Warfare by James Renshaw Why does Greek and Roman mythology remain so popular today? Why is the hero Odysseus such an interesting character? What was it like to watch a gladiatorial fight? Why was the Roman army so successful? This book guides GCSE students to a greater understanding of such issues. The opening chapter examines the lives of women in Greece and Rome, and also focuses on women in myth and legend. The following three chapters invite readers to explore the culture of the Mycenaeans, city life in the Roman world, and ancient Greek and Roman warfare, focusing both on aspects of ancient society and on related literature. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images and examples of non-prescribed sources. Helpful student features include study questions, activities, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at

Delphi Works of Andrew Lang (Illustrated)

The sound of swiftfooted horses strikes upon mine ears. Would to god that
Odysseus and that strong Diomedes may even instantly be driving the
wholehooved horses from among the Trojans; but terribly I fear in mine heart lest
the bravest of ...

Author : Andrew Lang

Release : 2013-11-17

Publisher : Delphi Classics

ISBN : 190890951X

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As well as editing the famous Fairy Books, Andrew Lang created a diverse oeuvre of short story collections, novels, poetry and a scholarly corpus of essays and non-fiction books. This Delphi edition offers a comprehensive range of Lang’s prolific works, with thousands of beautiful illustrations, as well as the usual bonus texts. (Current version: 2) * the complete Fairy Books, all fully-illustrated with their original Victorian artwork – first time in digital print * special contents table for the Fairy Books * ALL the novels, with contents tables * images of how the books first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the Victorian texts * many short story collections, with beautiful illustrations * ARABIAN NIGHTS fully illustrated – first time in digital print * 13 poetry collections, with contents tables and illustrations * special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem quickly and easily! * features 29 non-fiction books, each with contents tables * includes two biographical essays on Lang – explore the writer’s literary life! * many images relating to Lang’s life and works * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Lang’s immense oeuvre CONTENTS: The Fairy Books THE BLUE FAIRY BOOK THE RED FAIRY BOOK THE GREEN FAIRY BOOK THE YELLOW FAIRY BOOK THE PINK FAIRY BOOK THE GREY FAIRY BOOK THE VIOLET FAIRY BOOK THE CRIMSON FAIRY BOOK THE BROWN FAIRY BOOK THE ORANGE FAIRY BOOK THE OLIVE FAIRY BOOK THE LILAC FAIRY BOOK The Fairy Tales LIST OF THE TALES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF THE TALES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER Other Story Collections MUCH DARKER DAYS IN THE WRONG PARADISE AND OTHER STORIES HE THE GOLD OF FAIRNILEE PRINCE PRIGIO THE TRUE STORY BOOK PRINCE RICARDO OF PANTOUFLIA ANGLING SKETCHES THE BOOK OF DREAMS AND GHOSTS ARABIAN NIGHTS THE DISENTANGLERS THE RED TRUE STORY BOOK TALES OF TROY AND GREECE THE ANIMAL STORY BOOK THE BOOK OF ROMANCE THE RED ROMANCE BOOK THE RED BOOK OF HEROES by Mrs. Lang TALES OF ROMANCE THE STRANGE STORY BOOK by Mrs. Lang The Novels THE MARK OF CAIN THE WORLD’S DESIRE PARSON KELLY The Poetry Collections BALLADS, LYRICS, AND POEMS OF OLD FRANCE THE ODYSSEY THEOCRITUS BION AND MOSCHUS BALLADS IN BLUE CHINA HELEN OF TROY THE ILIAD RHYMES A LA MODE AUCASSIN AND NICOLETE A COLLECTION OF BALLADS GRASS OF PARNASSUS BAN AND ARRIERE BAN THE NURSERY RHYME BOOK NEW COLLECTED RHYMES The Poetry LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction OXFORD THE LIBRARY and many more - too many to list The Biographies ANDREW LANG by Edmund Gosse SPENCER WALPOLE AND ANDREW LANG by Horace G. Hutchinson

Ancient Myth in Art and Literature

Herakles makes a raid to capture the mares of Diomedes , the son of Ares and
king of Thrace . The fragments indicate that Hera and Eurystheus ordered
Herakles to capture these horses . They also stipulated that he must do this
without the ...

Author : Phillip Stanley

Release : 2004-01-08

Publisher :

ISBN : 9780757508752

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Corpus vasorum antiquorum

The taming of the horse of Diomedes is a subject rarely found on vase - painting ,
for more information see : F . BROMMER , Herakles , Die Zwölf Taten des Helden
in Antiker Kunst und Literatur , Münster - Köln , 1953 , 33 - 34 ; LIMC V ( 1 ) ...

Author : Anna Petrakova

Release : 2006


ISBN : 9788882654023

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The Living Universe

But Diomedes and Odysseus move forward against the sleeping Thracians ,
because they want to seize the wonderful horses of the Thracian king Rhesus .
Diomedes kills twelve men and the king himself , and Odysseus drags the bodies

Author : Agathe Thornton

Release : 1976

Publisher : Brill Archive

ISBN : 9789004045798

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A Classical Dictionary

LAMPON, LAMPOS, or LAMPUS, one of the horses of Diomedes. LAMpon, one
of the horses of Hector. LAMPON, one of the horses of Aurora. v. 185. Odyss. 23.
v. 246. LAMPoN, a horse mentioned by Italicus as swifter than the wind. Ital. 16. v.

Author : John Lemprière

Release : 1826

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A New System: or an Analysis of Antient Mythology (Volumes I. and II.)

Homer, describing the horses of Diomedes, says, that the one was Phœnix, or of
a bright Palm colour, with a white spot in his forehead like a moon. [31]Ὁς το μεν
αλλο τοσον φοινιξ ην, ενδε μετωπῳ Λευκον σημ' ετετυκτο περιτροχον ηϋτε μηνη.

Author : Jacob Bryant

Release : 1774

Publisher : Library of Alexandria

ISBN : 1465514708

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A Complete Dictionary of the Greek and Roman Antiquities

... a City of Thrace, so called from one Abderus a Favorite of Hercules, who was
torn in pieces by the Horses of Diomedes. Hercules reveng'd the Death of his
Friend, causing his own Horses to eat him up, and then beating out their Brains
with ...

Author : Pierre Danet

Release : 1700

Publisher :


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Homer, the Iliad

For instance, in the races in \P the horses which Diomedes took from Aineias play
a prominent part, but there is no mention of the much-lauded pair which the same
hero here takes from Ehesos. Moreover the events recorded are crowded into ...

Author : Walter Leaf

Release : 2010-07-15

Publisher : Cambridge University Press

ISBN : 1108016863

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Volume 1 of Leaf's edition of the Iliad contains books 1-12 of Homer's poem, with introduction and notes.

The Journey From the Unknown bywena

The Horses of Diomedes these were wild beasts that Hercules captured. They
were known to eat human flesh and that Hercules fed Diomedes to them. The
Girdle of the Amazon The girdle of the famed Queen Hippoloyta of the amazons.

Author : wena indlovu

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Chaucer Name Dictionary

(8) To slay the horses of Diomedes, which ate human flesh. Heracles slew their
master andthrew hisbody to the horses. (9)To obtain the girdleofthe Amazon
queen, Hyppolyte. There are twoversions tothis story: (a)Heracles took itfrom it
from ...

Author : Jacqueline de Weever

Release : 2014-04-08

Publisher : Routledge

ISBN : 1135614539

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First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Argument of the Action

First Eumelus, who excelled in horsemanship and had the best horses (23.288-
89, 2.763-67); then Diomedes with the horses of Aeneas; third Menelaus with
one horse of his own and one of Agamemnon's; and then Antilochus (290-304).

Author : Seth Benardete

Release : 2000-08-15

Publisher : University of Chicago Press

ISBN : 9780226042510

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Benardete's original interpretations are the fruits of this discovery of "the argument of the action.""--BOOK JACKET.

A Prolegomenon to the Study of Herakles in Ancient Art and Literature

Brommer names Euripides ' " Alcestis " as the earliest literary source for the labor
of the Horses of Diomedes . O In this account Herakles brings Diomedes ' horses
to Eurystheus , but Euripides does not mention how the deed was achieved .

Author : Sandra M. Katz

Release : 1985

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Ancient Greek Beliefs

Diomedes asks that Athena direct his stealthy footsteps and guard him until his
safe return. ... When Hector readily pledges in an oath to Zeus to award the two
fleet horses and a chariot, Dolon reiterates that he will be a good scout. Clad in
the ...

Author : Perry L. Westmoreland

Release : 2007


ISBN : 0979324815

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Ancient Greek Beliefs explores the mysteries of the ancient myths and religious beliefs of a great people. The text is divided into three sections, Greek mythology, the ancient Greeks, and conclusions. A brief history and lengthy glossary are included. The book is designed as a basic text for the introduction to ancient Greek mythology and beliefs, and the text muses about the religious lessons we might learn from them. It contains abridged stories of Greek mythology, including the extant Greek plays, and considers portions of the works of the great writers, including Aeschylus, Euripides Hesiod, Homer, Plato, and Sophocles. It opens a comprehensive window into the lives of these great ancient people.

Bibliotheca Classica

... same race as the horses of Diomedes destroyed by Hercules, and which was
called Sejanus equus, became unfortunate, and lost all his property, with every
member of his family. Hence arose the proverb, ille homo habet Sejanum equum,

Author : John Lemprière

Release : 1842

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The Complete Euripides

... Sisyphus and Heracles is the story of the horses of Diomedes that Heracles
brought to Eurystheus as one of his famous labors. These horses were then
stolen by Sisyphus, who gave them to his son Glaucus, whom they then

Author : Peter Burian

Release : 2010-07-15

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 0199831165

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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can best re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations series offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The tragedies collected here were originally available as single volumes. This new collection retains the informative introductions and explanatory notes of the original editions, with Greek line numbers and a single combined glossary added for easy reference. This volume collects Euripides' Andromache, a play that challenges the concept of tragic character and transforms expectations of tragic structure; Hecuba, a powerful story of the unjustifiable sacrifice of Hecuba's daughter and the consequent destruction of Hecuba's character; Trojan Women, a particularly intense account of human suffering and uncertainty; and Rhesos, the story of a futile quest for knowledge.

The Iliad

Tears of rage flowed from Diomedes' eyes; he could see [385] Eumelus' mares
drawing further and further ahead, while his own horses were thwarted, since
they ran without the whip. But Apollo's cheating of Tydeus' son did not escape ...

Author : Homer

Release : 2011-09-08

Publisher : OUP Oxford

ISBN : 0191620009

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'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.