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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
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 CercoPithecusae (“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 O. Keller, Thiere des classischen Alterthums (Innsbruck, 1887), p. 1. The interpretation may perhaps be supported by an Assyrian bas-relief which represents a Herculean male figure carrying an ape on his
Strabo, Geography, Book 6, chapter 1 (search)
tnote on "rent." from the continent by earthquakes, "and so from this fact," he adds, "it is called Rhegium." They infer from the occurrences about Aetna and in other parts of Sicily, and in Lipara and in the islands about it, and also in the Pithecussae and the whole of the coast of the adjacent continent, that it is not unreasonable to suppose that the rending actually took place. Now at the present time the earth about the Strait, they say, is but seldom shaken by earthquakes, because the last to the force of the blasts of wind, were rent asunder, and then received the sea that was on either side, both hereAt the Strait. and between the other islands in that region.Cp. 1. 3. 10 and the footnote. And, in fact, Prochyte and the Pithecussae are fragments broken off from the continent, as also Capreae, Leucosia, the Sirenes, and the Oenotrides. Again, there are islands which have arisen from the high seas, a thing that even now happens in many places; for it is more plausible th
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Brookes More), Book 14, line 75 (search)
assed far off the kingdom of the son of Hippotas, in those hot regions smoking with the fumes of burning sulphur, and he left behind the rocky haunt of Achelous' daughters, the Sirens. Then, when his good ship had lost the pilot, he coasted near Inarime, near Prochyta, and near the barren hill which marks another island, Pithecusae, an island named from strange inhabitants. The father of the gods abhorred the frauds and perjuries of the Cercopians and for the crimes of that bad treacherous racePithecusae, an island named from strange inhabitants. The father of the gods abhorred the frauds and perjuries of the Cercopians and for the crimes of that bad treacherous race, transformed its men to ugly animals, appearing unlike men, although like men. He had contracted and had bent their limbs, and flattened out their noses, bent back towards their foreheads; he had furrowed every face with wrinkles of old age, and made them live in that spot, after he had covered all their bodies with long yellow ugly hair. Besides all that, he took away from them the use of language and control of tongues, so long inclined to dreadful perjury; and left them always to complain of
John Conington, Commentary on Vergil's Aeneid, Volume 2, P. VERGILI MARONIS, line 716 (search)
Virg. has identified Pithecusa or Aenaria with the Homeric *)/arima (o)/rh), which he calls Inarime, apparently mistaking Il. 2. 783, ei)n *)ari/mois, o(/qi fasi\ *tufwe/os e)/mmenai eu)na/s. Homer'Aenaria with the Homeric *)/arima (o)/rh), which he calls Inarime, apparently mistaking Il. 2. 783, ei)n *)ari/mois, o(/qi fasi\ *tufwe/os e)/mmenai eu)na/s. Homer's mountains were variously identified, some placing them in Cilicia, some in Mysia or Lydia, some in Syria, while Strabo p. 626 C says that others made them the same as Pithecusa, referring perhaps tPithecusa, referring perhaps to Virg. Pindar Pyth. 1. 18 foll. had connected Typhoeus' or Typhon's punishment with Aetus, Pherecydes, cited by Schol. on Apoll. R. 2. 1210, with Pithecusa, so that the transference of the Homeric nPithecusa, so that the transference of the Homeric name was natural enough. For the identification of Homeric localities with Italy and its neighbourhood comp. 7. 10 note. Other legends connected these islands specially with Aeneas, Prochyta being named from a kinswoman of his, Aenaria, the place where his fleet landed. See Lewis, vol. 1, pp. 324, 325. The form Inarime is used not only by the poets but by Pliny 3. 6. Cerda defends Virg. against
P. Vergilius Maro, Aeneid (ed. John Dryden), Book 9, line 691 (search)
gantic size Of Bitias, threat'ning with his ardent eyes. Not by the feeble dart he fell oppress'd (A dart were lost within that roomy breast), But from a knotted lance, large, heavy, strong, Which roar'd like thunder as it whirl'd along: Not two bull hides th' impetuous force withhold, Nor coat of double mail, with scales of gold. Down sunk the monster bulk and press'd the ground; His arms and clatt'ring shield on the vast body sound, Not with less ruin than the Bajan mole, Rais'd on the seas, the surges to control—/L> At once comes tumbling down the rocky wall; Prone to the deep, the stones disjointed fall Of the vast pile; the scatter'd ocean flies; Black sands, discolor'd froth, and mingled mud arise: The frighted billows roll, and seek the shores; Then trembles Prochyta, then Ischia roars: Typhoeus, thrown beneath, by Jove's command, Astonish'd at the flaw that shakes the land, Soon shifts his weary side, and, scarce awake, With wonder feels the weight press lighter on his back
P. Vergilius Maro, Aeneid (ed. Theodore C. Williams), Book 9, line 691 (search)
through his throat pierced deep into the breast; a gaping wound gushed blood; the hot shaft to his bosom clung. Then Erymas and Merops his strong hand laid low: Aphidnus next, then came the turn of Bitias, fiery-hearted, furious-eyed: but not by javelin,—such cannot fall by flying javelin,—the ponderous beam of a phalaric spear, with mighty roar, like thunderbolt upon him fell; such shock neither the bull's-hides of his double shield nor twofold corselet's golden scales could stay but all his towering frame in ruin fell. Earth groaned, and o'er him rang his ample shield. so crashes down from Baiae's storied shore a rock-built mole, whose mighty masonry, piled up with care, men cast into the sea; it trails its wreckage far, and fathoms down lies broken in the shallows, while the waves whirl every way, and showers of black sand are scattered on the air: with thunder-sound steep Prochyta is shaken, and that bed of cruel stone, Inarime, which lies heaped o'er Typhoeus by revenge of Jo
P. Ovidius Naso, Metamorphoses (ed. Arthur Golding), Book 14, line 75 (search)
retyred backe agen To Sicill, where his faythfull freend Acestes reignd. And when He there had doone his sacrifyse, and kept an Obit at His fathers tumb, he out of hand did mend his Gallyes that Dame Iris, Junos messenger, had burned up almost. And sayling thence he kept his course aloof along the coast Of Aeolye and of Vulcanes lies the which of brimston smol And passing by the Meremayds rocks, (His Pilot by a stroke Of tempest being drownd in sea) he sayld by Prochite, and Inarime, and (which uppon a barreine hill dooth stand) The land of Ape Ile, which dooth take that name of people s'ie There dwelling. For the Syre of Goddes abhorring utterly The leawdnesse of the Cercops, and theyr wilfull perjurye, And eeke theyr guylefull dealing did transforme them everyclone Into an evillfavored kynd of beast: that beeing none They myght yit still resemble men. He knit in lesser space Theyr members, and he beate mee flat theyr noses to theyr face, The whi
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 70 (search)
ot discover to us !--Epist. i. 9. 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 th
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Divus Augustus (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 90 (search)
to grow up between some stones in the court of his house, he transplanted into a court where the images of the Household Gods were placed, and took all possible care to make it thrive. In the island of Capri, some decayed branches of an old ilex, which hung drooping to the ground, recovered themselves upon his arrival; at which he was so delighted, that he made an exchange with the Republic The Republican forms were preserved in some of the larger towns. of Naples, of the island of OEnaria [Ischia], for that of Capri. He likewise observed certain days; as never to go from home the day after the Nundinae,"The Nundinae occurred every ninth day, when a market was held at Rome, and the people came to it from the country. The practice was not then introduced amongst the Romans, of dividing their time into weeks, as we do, in imitation of the Jews. Dio, who flourished under Severus, says that it first took place a little before his time, and was derived from the Egyptians."--Thomson. A fac
C. Suetonius Tranquillus, Caligula (ed. Alexander Thomson), chapter 14 (search)
will was set aside, it having left his other grandson,His name was also Tiberius. See before, TIBERIUS, C. lxxvi. then a minor, co-heir with him, the whole government and administration of affairs was placed in his hands; so much to the joy and satisfaction of the public, that, in less than three months after, above a hundred and sixty thousand victims are said to have been offered in sacrifice. Upon his going, a few days afterwards, to the nearest islands on the coast of Campania,Procida, Ischia, Capri, etc. vows were made for his safe return; every person emulously testifying their care and concern for his safety. And when he fell ill, the people hung about the Palatium all night long; some vowed, in public handbills, to risk their lives in the combats of the amphitheatre, and others to lay them down, for his recovery. To this extraordinary love entertained for him by his countrymen, was added an uncommon regard by foreign nations. Even Artabanus, king of the Parthians, who had alw
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