Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology

Get access Subject: Classical Studies
Edited by: Maria Moog-Grünewald
The Reception of Myth and Mythology highlights the routes and works through which the myths of Greece and Rome have passed into the cultural memory of Europe over the centuries, into its literature, music and art and its reflections on aesthetics and philosophy.

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Galatea and Polyphemus

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Author(s): Müller, Gernot Michael
(Γαλάτεια, Πολύφηµος; Latin Galatea, Polyphemus) A. Myth The unrequited love of the Cyclops P. for the Nereid G. is first recorded in a dithyramb by Philoxenus of Cythera dated to the early 4th cent. BC, also the source of the association of the daughter of Nereus and the nymph Doris previously mentioned only in the catalogues of Nereids in Homer and Hesiod (Hom. Il. 18,45; Hes. Theog. 250) with the one-eyed giant (Hom. Od. 1,70) descended from Poseidon. Referring to the


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Author(s): Solch, Brigitte
(Γανυµήδης; Latin Ganymede, also Catamitus; Etruscan Catmite) A. Myth …