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Addressed to Cynthia COAN CLOTHINGSilks from the island of Cos were known for their fine transparency. ORONTEANfrom the Orontes river in Syria. PHOEBE, HILAIRAdaughters of Leucippus, king of Messenia. Castor and Pollux carried them off and married them. DAUGHTER OF EUENUSMarpessa, who was carried off by Idas. Later, Apollo tried to wrest Marpessa from Idas, and Jupiter allowed her to choose between the two. She chose the mortal, knowing she could grow old with him, while the god would tire of her. HIPPODAMIAOenomaus, King of Elis, ordered all suitors of his daughter Hippodamia to compete with him in a chariot race. The winner would gain Hippodamia's hand, the losers be put to death. Pelops comes from Phrygia and convinces the King's groom to remove the linchpin from his master's axle. Oenomaus is killed, and Pelops gains the kingdom as well as a bride, thereby initiating the Peloponnesian dynasty. APELLESpainter of the fourth century B.C. from Cos, famous for his use o
Sextus Propertius, Elegies (ed. Vincent Katz), Book 1, Addressed partially to Cynthia, partially to third party (search)
Addressed to Cynthia CALYPSOdetained Odysseus eight years on island of Ogygia, until Athena commanded her to build a raft for him. HYPSIPYLEqueen of Lemnos. When Jason stopped there he fell in love with her, but continued on his voyage. ALPHESIBOEAher brothers killed her husband, Alcmaeon, because he took a lover while separated in exile. Alphesiboea avenged him by killing them. EVADNEwife of Capaneus, blasted by a thunderbolt from Jupiter for an impious boast. I knew your contempt would get to be a drag, Cynthia, but I never expected you to be unfaithful. Look at me, how fate snatches me from danger's mouth! Yet you come lazily to me in my terror. You fix yesterday's set with your hands, examine your face in slow deliberation. You decorate your breasts with oriental jewels, as any beauty does, preparing to see a new man. But this wasn't how Calypso acted. Moved by the departure for Ithaca, she wept to the deserted seas. For many days she sat, a wreck, her hair a mess, speakin
Sextus Propertius, Elegies (ed. Vincent Katz), Book 1, Addressed partially to Cynthia, partially to third party, and the Nereids (search)
Addressed partially to Cynthia, partially to third party, and the Nereids CASSIOPEharbor town in Corcyra. TYNDARIDSCastor and Pollux, who appear as St. Elmo's fire, a good omen for sailors in distress. Mainly known as sons of Jupiter, but in the earliest legend, they were sons of Tyndareus, hence Tyndarids. DORISdaughter of Oceanus and Tethys and mother of the Nereids. Serves me right (I could leave her behind) I now address lonely sea-birds. Cassiope is never to be seen guiding my ship, and all my prayers fall on a deaf shore. Even the absent winds favor you, Cynthia: look how the breeze stirs up savage threats. Is there no chance of the squall calming? Will this tiny beach cover my corpse? But you, reform your rude complaining: night and unjust depths punish me enough. Could you recall my death with dry eyes, without my bones to hold to your breast? God damn him! who first prepared ship and sail and made a journey on the uninviting deep! Wasn't it easier to best his mist