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Apollodorus, Library (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book 2 (search)
t Herakles should be represented as so earnestly
desiring that his concubine should become the wife of his eldest son by Deianira. In
many polygamous tribes of Africa it is
customary for the eldest son to inherit all his father's wives, except his own mother.
See Folk-Lore in the Old Testament, i.541, note 3, ii.280.
Absalom's treatment of his father's concubines （2 Samuel,
xvi.21ff.） suggests that a similar custom formerly obtained in
Israel., I do not remember to have met with
any other seeming trace of a similar practice in Greece. proceeded to Mount Oeta, in the Trachinian
territory, and there constructed a pyre,For the death of
Herakles on the pyre, see Soph. Trach. 1191ff.;
Diod. 4.38.3-8; Lucian, Hermotimus 7; Ov. Met. 9.229ff.; Hyginus, Fab. 36;
Seneca, Herakles Oetaeus 1483ff.; Serv. Verg. A.
8.300; Scriptores rerum mythicarum Latini, ed. Bode, i. pp. 21, 132