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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
.19. These malefactors were two in
number. Herakles is said to have carried them hanging with their heads downward from a
pole. They are so represented in Greek art. See W. H. Roscher, Lexikon der
griech. und röm. Mythologie, ii.1166ff. The name Cercopes
seems to mean “tailed men,” （from ke/rkos, “tail”）. One story concerning them
was that they were deceitful men whom Zeus punished by turning them into apes, and that
the islands of Ischia and Procida, off the Bay of Naples, were called Pithecusae
（“Ape Islands”） after them. See
Harpocration, s.v. *ke/rkwy;
Eustathius on Hom. Od. xix.247, p. 1864; Ov.
Met. 14.88ff. According to Pherecydes, the Cercopes were turned into stone. See
Scholiast on Lucian, Alexander 4, p. 181, ed. H. Rabe. The story of
Herakles and the Cercopes has been interpreted as a reminiscence of Phoenician traders
bringing apes to Greek markets. See
er to us !--Epist.
or he went to some
villa belonging to his freedmen near the city.
But when he was indisposed, he commonly took up his residence in the house of Maecenas.
Maecenas had a house and gardens on the Esquiline Hill, celebrated for their salubrity:
Nunc licet Esquiliis habitore salubribus. Hor. Sat. i. 8, 14.
Of all the places of retirement from the city, he chiefly frequented those upon the seacoast, and the islands of Campania,Such as Baiae, and the islands of Ischia, Procida, Capri, and others; the resorts of the opulent nobles, where they had magnificent marine villas.
or the towns nearest the city, such as Lanuvium, Praeneste, and Tibur,Now Tivoli, a delicious spot, where Horace had a villa, in which he hoped to spend his declining years.
Ver ubi longum, tepidasque praebet
Jupiter brumas: …
… ibi, tu calentem
Debit sparges lachryma favillam
Vatis amici. Odes, B. ii. 5. Adrian also had a magnificent villa near Tibur.
where he often used to sit for the admini