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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 1 (search)
than he bade him go in quest of the fleece. Now it was at Colchis in a grove of Ares, hanging on an oak and guarded by a sleepless
eight. Nevertheless Demaratus has recorded that Hercules sailed to Colchis; for Dionysius even affirms that he was the leader
of the Ad by the
Argo in Mysia, he made his way on
foot to Colchis （Theocritus
xiii.73ff.）. Herodotus says （Hdt.
1se he revealed to the children of Phrixus how they could sail from Colchis to Greece. The gods also sent the Harpies to him. These were winge river Phasis, which is in the Colchian land.As to
Jason in Colchis, and his winning of the Golden
Fleece, see Ap. Rhod., Argonrgon. v.177-viii.139; Ov. Met. 7.1-158. The adventures of Jason in Colchis were the subject of a play by Sophocles called
The Colchiannst the Indians he
met his death. And Medea came unknown to Colchis,
and finding that Aeetes had been deposed by his brother Pe<
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
ers in antiquity, refers to Hor. Sat.
i.8.28ff.; Pliny, Nat. Hist. xviii.26.66(249). And having put
in to the island of Doliche, he saw the body of Icarus washed ashore and buried it, and he
called the island Icaria instead of Doliche. In
return Daedalus made a portrait statue of Hercules at Pisa, which Hercules mistook at night for living and threw a stone and hit
it. And during the time of his servitude with Omphale it is said that the voyage to
the voyage of the Argo. See above, Apollod. 1.9.16ff. As to the hunt of the Calydonian boar,
see above, Apollod. 1.8.2ff. As to the clearance of the
Isthmus by Theseus, see below, Apollod. 3.16, and the
Apollod. E.1.1ff. and the hunt of the
Calydonian boar took place, and that Theseus on his way from Troezen cleared the Isthmus of malefactors.
After his servitude, being rid of his disease he mustered an army of noble volunteers and
Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 3 (search)
guarded the spring and destroyed most of those that were
sent. In his indignation Cadmus killed the dragon, and by the advice of Athena sowed its
teeth. When they were sown there rose from the ground armed men whom they called
“sown.” Compare Eur. Ph. 939ff. For
the story of the sowing of the dragon's teeth, see Paus.
9.10.1; Scholiast on Hom. Il. ii.494; Hyginus, Fab.
178; Ov. Met. 3.26-130. Similarly, Jason in
Colchis sowed some of the dragon's teeth
which he had received from Athena, and from the teeth there sprang up armed men, who
fought each other. See Apollod. 1.9.23. As to the
dragon-guarded spring at Thebes, see Eur. Ph. 930ff.; Paus.
9.10.5, with my note. It is a common superstition that springs are guarded by
dragons or serpents. Compare The Magic Art and the Evolution of
Kings, ii.155ff. These slew each other, some in a chance brawl,