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Aeschylus, Suppliant Women (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 274 (search)
Chorus Our tale is brief and clear. Argiveswe claim to be by birth, offspring of a cow blest in its children. And the truth of this I shall confirm in full. King Foreign maidens, your tale is beyond my belief—how your race can be from Argos. For you are more similar to thewomen of Libya and in no way similar to those native to our land. The Nile, too, might foster such a stock, and like yours is the Cyprian impress stamped upon female images by male craftsmen. And of such aspect, I have heard, are nomad women, whoride on camels for steeds, having padded saddles, and dwell in a land neighboring the Aethiopians. And had you been armed with the bow, certainly I would have guessed you to be the unwed, flesh-devouring Amazons. But inform me, and I will better comprehendhow it is that you trace your race and lineage from Argo
Aeschylus, Suppliant Women (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 291 (search)
f cattle, constantly driving her on. Chorus They call it a gadfly, those who dwell by the Nile. King Well then, it drove her by a long course out of the land. Chorus Your account agrees with mine in all respects. King So she came to Canobus and to Memphis. Chorus And Zeus begot a son by the touching of his hand. King Who is it then that claims to be the cow's Zeus-begotten calf? Chorus Epaphus, and truly named from “laying on of hands.” King [And who was begotten of Epaphus?] Chorus Libya, who reaps the fruit of the largest portion of the earth. King [What offspring, then, did Libya have?] Chorus [Agenor was her first child born.] King And who was his offspring? Chorus Belus, who had two sons and was father of my father here. King Now tell me his wisely-given name.The epithet, properly applicable to the venerable, Danaus, is transferred to his name, because, to the Greek, name often connoted personality. So “the dreaded name of Demogorgon.” Chorus Danaus: and he has a
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
7. From the description of Apollonius we gather that the raillery between men and women at these sacrifices was of a ribald character (ai)sxroi=s e)/pessin.) Here Apollodorus again departs from Apollonius, who places the intervention of Apollo and the appearance of the island of Anaphe after the approach of the Argonauts to Crete, and their repulse by Talos. Moreover, Apollonius tells how, after leaving Phaeacia, the Argonauts were driven by a storm to Libya and the Syrtes, where they suffered much hardship (Ap. Rhod., Argon. iv.1228-1628). This Libyan episode in the voyage of the Argo is noticed by Diod. 4.56.6, but entirely omitted by Apollodorus.. Putting to sea from there, they were hindered from touching at Crete by Talos.As to Talos, see Ap. Rhod., Argon. iv.1639- 1693; Orphica, Argonautica 1358-1360; Agatharchides, in Photius, Bibliotheca, p. 443b, lines 22-25, ed. Bekker; Lucian, De
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
us married Memphis, daughter of Nile, founded and named the city of Memphis after her, and begat a daughter Libya, after whom the region of Libya was called.Compare Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 894. Libya had by PoseidLibya was called.Compare Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 894. Libya had by Poseidon twin sons, Agenor and Belus.Compare Tzetzes, Chiliades vii.349ff. Agenor departed to Phoenicia and reigned there, and there he became the ancestor of the great stock; hence we shall defer our account of him.See below, Libya had by Poseidon twin sons, Agenor and Belus.Compare Tzetzes, Chiliades vii.349ff. Agenor departed to Phoenicia and reigned there, and there he became the ancestor of the great stock; hence we shall defer our account of him.See below, Apollod. 3.1. But Belus remained in Egypt, reigned over the country, and married Anchinoe, daughter of Nile, by whom he had twin sons, Egyptus and Danaus,The following account of Egyptus and Danaus, including the settlement of Danau A. 10.497. but according to Euripides, he had also Cepheus and Phineus. Danaus was settled by Belus in Libya, and Egyptus in Arabia; but Egyptus subjugated the country of the Melampods and named it Egypt < after
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
ch the kine of Geryon he destroyed many wild beasts and set foot in Libya,Compare Diod. 4.17.3ff., who says that Herakles completely d that he subdued many of the wild beasts in the deserts of Libya and rendered the land fertile and prosperous. and proceedinlars over against each other at the boundaries of Europe and Libya.The opinions of the ancients were much divided on the subjet of the hydra. These apples were not, as some have said, in Libya, but on Atlas among the Hyperboreans.Here Apollodorus departs (see below, Apollod. 3.13.5). Being informed, he traversed Libya. That country was then ruled by Antaeus, son of Poseidon,As wherefore some said that he was a son of Earth. After Libya he traversed Egypt. That country was then ruled by Busiris,Fa and there slew Emathion, king of Ethiopia. and journeying through Libya to the outer sea he received the goblet from the Sun. And having
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
corum Graecorum, ed. C. Müller, i.84. Frag. 46. Nothing could be more appropriate than that the god of the vine should be nursed by the nymphs of the rain. According to Diod. 3.59.2, Diod. 3.64.5, Diod. 3.65.7, Diod. 3.66.3, Nysa, the place where the nymphs reared Dionysus, was in Arabia, which is certainly not a rainy country; but he admits (Diod. 3.66.4, Diod. 3.67.5) that others placed Nysa in Africa, or, as he calls it, Libya, away in the west beside the great ocean. Herodotus speaks of Nysa as “in Ethiopia, above Egypt” (Hdt. 2.146), and he mentions “the Ethiopians who dwell about sacred Nysa and hold the festivals in honor of Dionysus” ( Hdt. 3.97). But in fact Nysa was sought by the ancients in many different and distant lands and was probably mythical, perhaps invented to explain the name of Dionysus. See Stephanus Byzantius and He
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
following account of the origin of the Palladium was regarded as an interpolation by Heyne, and his view has been accepted by Hercher and Wagner. But the passage was known to Tzetzes, who quotes it (Scholiast on Lycophron 355) immediately after his description of the image, which he expressly borrowed from Apollodorus. They say that when Athena was born she was brought up by Triton,Apparently the god of the river Triton, which was commonly supposed to be in Libya, though some people identified it with a small stream in Boeotia. See Hdt. 4.180; Paus. 9.33.7; Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 519; compare Scholiast on Ap. Rhod., Argon. i.109. who had a daughter Pallas; and that both girls practised the arts of war, but that once on a time they fell out; and when Pallas was about to strike a blow, Zeus in fear interposed the aegis, and Pallas, being startled, looked up, and so fell wounded by Athena. And bei
Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
ament, iii.13ff. After their wanderings the Greeks landed and settled in various countries, some in Libya, some in Italy, others in Sicily, and some in the islands near Iberia, others on the banks of the Sangarius of Tzetzes, who probably had before him the full text of Apollodorus, and not merely the Epitome. Guneus went to Libya; Antiphus, son of Thessalus, went to the Pelasgians, and, having taken possession of the country, called it Thessa, Scholiast on Lycophron 902. say as follows. Guneus left his own ships, and having come to the Cinyps river in Libya he dwelt there.According to another account, Guneus was drowned at sea. See Aristot. Peplos 32(37), in Bergk's Poetae Lyr Attica; and being again driven thence by winds to Crete he drifted far away, and wandering up and down Libya, and Phoenicia, and Cyprus, and Egypt, he collected much treasure.For the wanderings of Menelaus on the voyage fro
Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
Ulysses, as some say, wandered about Libya, or, as some say, about Sicily, or, as others say, about the ocean or about the Tyrrhenian Sea. And putting to sea from Ilium, he touched at Ismarus, a city of the Cicones, and captured it in war, and pillaged it, sparing Maro alone, who was priest of Apollo.As to the adventures of Ulysses with the Cicones, see Hom. Od. 9.39-66. The Cicones were a Thracian tribe; Xerxes and his army marched thr to the lotus, see Hdt. 4.177; Polybius xii.2.1, quoted by Athenaeus xiv.65, p. 651 DF; Theophrastus, Hist. Plant. iv.3.1ff. The tree is the Zizyphus Lotus of the botanists. Theophrastus says that the tree was common in Libya, that is, in northern Africa, and that an army marching on Carthage subsisted on its fruit alone for several days. The modern name of the tree is ssodr or ssidr. A whole district in Tripolis is named Ssodria after it. See A. Wiedemann, He
Aristophanes, Birds (ed. Eugene O'Neill, Jr.), line 708 (search)
ChorusAnd what important services do not the birds render to mortals! First of all, they mark the seasons for them, springtime, winter, and autumn.Does the screaming crane migrate to Libya, —it warns the husbandman to sow, the pilot to take his ease beside his tiller hung up in his dwelling, and Orestes to weave a tunic, so that the rigorous cold may not drive him any more to strip other folk. When the kite reappears, he tells of the return of spring and of the period when the fleece of the sheep must be clipped. Is the swallow in sight? All hasten to sell their warm tunic and to buy some light clothing. We are your Ammon, Delphi, Dodona, your Phoebus Apollo. Before undertaking anything, whether a business transaction, a marriage, or the purchase of food, you consult the birds by reading the omens, and you give this name of omen to all signs that tell of the future.With you a word is an omen, you call a sneeze an omen, a meeting an omen, an unknown sound an omen, a slave or an ass an
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