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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
n Laconia, where is the mouth of the descent to Hades, he descended through it.Compare Eur. Herc. 23ff.; Paus. 3.25.5; Seneca, Herakles Furens 807ff. Sophocles seems to have written a Satyric drama on the descent of Herakles into the infernal regions at Taenarum. See The Fragments of Sophocles, ed. A. C. Pearson, vol. i. pp. 167ff. According to another account, Herakles descended, not at Taenarum but at the Acherusian Chersonese, near Heraclea Pontica on the Black Sea. The marks of the descent were there pointed out to a great depth. See Xen. Ana. 6.2.2. But when the souls saw him, they fled, save Meleager and the Gorgon Medusa. And Hercules drew his sword against the Gorgon, as if she were alive, but he learned from Hermes that she was an empty phantom.So Bacch. 5.71ff., ed. Jebb represents Herakles in Hades drawing his bow against the ghost of Meleager in shining armour, who reminds
Plato, Laws, Book 6, section 776c (search)
for the language we use both contradicts and agrees with our practical experience of them.MegillusWhat mean we by this? We are still in the dark, Stranger, as to what you refer to.AthenianThat is quite natural, Megillus. For probably the most vexed problem in all Hellas is the problem of the Helot-system of the Lacedaemonians, which some maintain to be good, others bad; a less violent dispute rages round the subjection of the MariandyniThese ancient inhabitants of N.E. Bithynia were conquered by the people of Heraclea Pontica and make tributary vassals.