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One of the heroes who sprang from the dragon's teeth sown by Cadmus. (See Sparti.) He was the husband of Agavé and father of Pentheus, who is hence called Echionides.


Son of Hermes and Antianira; took part in the Calydonian hunt and in the expedition of the Argonauts.


A distinguished Greek painter who flourished about B.C. 352. One of his pictures, representing Semiramis passing from the state of a handmaid to that of a queen, is supposed by many to be the original of the picture known as the Aldobrandini Marriage discovered at Rome in 1606 and now in the Vatican. See Woltmann and Woermann, Hist. of Painting, i. p. 115 (1880).

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