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Aeschylus, Agamemnon (ed. Herbert Weir Smyth, Ph. D.), line 636 (search)
sea, beforehand bitterest of foes, swore alliance and as proof destroyed the unhappy Argive army. In the night-time arose the mischief from the cruel swells. Beneath blasts from Thrace ship dashed against ship;and they, gored violently by the furious hurricane and rush of pelting rain, were swept out of sight by the whirling gust of an evil shepherd.The “evil shepherd” is the storm that drives the ships, like sheep, from their course.But when the radiant light of the sun rose we beheld the Aegean flowering with corpsesof Achaean men and wreckage of ships. Ourselves, however, and our ship, its hull unshattered, some power, divine not human, preserved by stealth or intercession, laying hand upon its helm; and Savior Fortune chose to sit aboard our craftso that it should neither take in the swelling surf at anchorage nor drive upon a rock-bound coast. Then, having escaped death upon the deep, in the clear bright day, scarce crediting our fortune, we brooded in anxious thought over our
Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
p when he stood for port; and Aegeus, seeing from the acropolis the ship with a black sail, supposed that Theseus had perished; so he cast himself down and died.Compare Diod. 4.61.6ff.; Plut. Thes. 22; Paus. 1.22.5; Hyginus, Fab. 43; Serv. Verg. A. 3.74; Scriptores rerum mythicarum Latini, ed. Bode, i. p. 117 (Second Vatican Mythographer 125). The three Latin writers say that Aegeus threw himself into the sea, which was hence called the Aegean after him. The Greek writers say that he cast himself down from the rock of the acropolis. Pausanius describes the exact point from which he fell, to wit the lofty bastion at the western end of the acropolis, on which in after ages the elegant little temple of Wingless Victory stood and still stands. It commands a wonderful view over the ports of Athens and away across the sea to Aegina and the coast of Peloponnese, looming clear and blue throu
Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
ish by the hand of Pelops. Pelops, therefore, got Hippodamia; and on his journey, in which he was accompanied by Myrtilus, he came to a certain place, and withdrew a little to fetch water for his wife, who was athirst; and in the meantime Myrtilus tried to rape her.Compare Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 156; Scholiast on Hom. Il. ii.104. The latter writer says, somewhat absurdly, that the incident took place when Pelops and Hippodamia were crossing the Aegean Sea, and that, Hippodamia being athirst, Pelops dismounted from the chariot to look for water in the desert. But when Pelops learned that from her, he threw Myrtilus into the sea, called after him the Myrtoan Sea, at Cape GeraestusCompare Eur. Or. 989ff.; and Myrtilus, as he was being thrown, uttered curses against the house of Pelops. When Pelops had reached the Ocean and been cleansed by Hephaestus,Compare Tzetzes, Scholiast on Lycophron 15
Aristophanes, Frogs (ed. Matthew Dillon), line 605 (search)
, Whoa! Aeacus What is it? Dionysus I see some horsemen. Aeacus So why are you crying? Dionysus Because I smell onions. Aeacus Then you don't notice anything? Dionysus Don't mind at all. Aeacus Well, in that case, I must go back to this one. Xanthias Yow! Aeacus What is it? Xanthias Pull out this thorn. Aeacus What's going on? Got to go back here. Dionysus Apollo, who hast Delos and Pytho... Xanthias He got hurt; didn't you hear? Dionysus Not me, it's just that I was recalling a verse of Hipponax. Xanthias You're getting nowhere— hit him in the side. Aeacus You're right. Now, stick out that belly! Dionysus Poseidon— Xanthias Someone got hurt. Dionysus —who rules the Aegean headlands and in the gray sea's depths— Aeacus I swear by Demeter that I can't discover Which of you is the God: but come on in. My master himself will soon find out, and Persephone, since they are gods themselves. Dionysus Now you're making sense. I only wish that you had done that before I took those
Aristotle, Athenian Constitution (ed. H. Rackham), Fragments (search)
*)ek tw=n *(hraklei/dou peri\ *politeiw=n. He having come to Scyros met his end by being thrust down a cliff by Lycomedes, who was afraid that he might appropriate the island. But subsequently the Athenians after the Persian Wars brought back his bones. Schol. Vatic. ad Eur. Hipp. 11. He came to Scyros Aegean island of Scyros.> Schol. Vatic. ad Eur. Hipp. 11. *)ek tw=n *(hraklei/dou peri\ *politeiw=n. Kings were no longer chosen from the house of Codrus,King of Athens, died 1068 B.C. (by the mythical chronology). because they were thought to be luxurious and to have become soft. But one of the house of Codrus, Hippomenes, who wi
Demosthenes, Philippic 1, section 31 (search)
But you would, I think, men of Athens, form a better idea of the war and of the total force required, if you considered the geography of the country you are attacking, and if you reflected that the winds and the seasons enable Philip to gain most of his successes by forestalling us. He waits for the Etesian windsNortherly winds which blew steadily down the Aegean in the autumn. or for the winter, and attacks at a time when we could not possibly reach the seat of war.
Demosthenes, On the Halonnesus, section 37 (search)
For we all know in what month and on what day the peace was made, and as surely also do we know in what month and on what day Fort Serreum and Ergisce and the Sacred MountThree small places on the Thracian Coast of the Aegean, taken by Philip from Cersobleptes, after the Athenians had accepted the peace of Philocrates (346), but before Philip had taken the oath. were captured. Surely these things were not done in a corner; they need no judicial inquiry; everyone can find out which came first, the month in which the peace was made or that in which the places were tak
Demosthenes, Against Leptines, section 68 (search)
an service and received no prompting whatever from you, defeated the Lacedaemonians at sea and taught the former dictators of Greece to show you deference; he cleared the islands of their military governors, and coming here he restored our Long WallsConon obtained the support of Persia for Athens against Sparta and was appointed joint commander, with the satrap Pharnabazus, of the Persian fleet. In 394 he destroyed the Spartan fleet off Cnidus, sailed about the Aegean expelling the Spartan harmosts from many of the islands, and finally reached Athens, where he restored the Long Wall, dismantled since the Peloponnesian war.; and he was the first to make the hegemony of Greece once more the subject of dispute between Athens and Sparta.
Demosthenes, Against Callippus, section 3 (search)
the jury, of whom the plaintiff himself makes mention, was a customer of my father's bank like the other merchants, a guest friend of Aristonoüs of DeceleaDecelea, a deme of the tribe Hippothontis. and Archebiades of Lamptrae,Lamptrae, a deme of the tribe Erectheïs. and a man of prudence. This Lycon, when he was about to set out on a voyage to Libya, reckoned up his account with my father in the presence of Archebiades and Phrasias, and ordered my father to pay the money which he left (it was sixteen minae forty drachmae, as I shall show you very clearly) to Cephisiades, saying that this Cephisiades was a partner of his, a resident of Scyros,Scyros, an island in the Aegean, east of Euboea. but was for the time being abroad on another mercantile enterp
Demosthenes, Against Theocrines, section 35 (search)
Call, please, Aristomachus, son of Critodemus, of Alopecê,Alopecê, a deme of the tribe Antiochis. for it is he who paid—or rather in whose house were paid—the mina and a half to this man who cannot be bribed, in the matter of the decree which Antimedon proposed on behalf of the people of Tenedos.Tenedos, an island in the Aegean, off the west coast of Phrygia. Deposition Read also in sequence the other depositions of the same sort, and that of HypereidesA prominent Athenian orator and statesman. and Demosthenes. For this goes beyond all else—that the fellow should be most glad, by selling indictments to get money from men, from whom no one else would think of demanding it.That is, these men
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