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

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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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Electra

(4,441 words)

Author(s): Göbel, Johannes
(Ἠλέκτρα [ Ēléktra], Latin Electra) A. Myth E. belongs to the last mythologically significant generation of the Atreid line descended from Tantalus. The characteristic of the clan is a chain of reciprocal murders continuing through all the generations (Atreus and Thyestes). To assure his fleet of a safe voyage to the Trojan War, E.’s father Agamemnon (Agamemnon and Clytaemnestra), king of Mycenae, sacrifices her sister Iphigenia. In revenge for this act, E.’s mother Clytaemnestra and her lover, Agamemn…

Endymion

(3,815 words)

Author(s): Föcking, Marc
(Ἐνδυµίων [ Endymíōn], Latin Endymion) A. Myth Greek myth gives as the parents of E. Aethlios, son of Zeus – or (in Apollod. 1,7,5) Zeus himself – and Calyce, daughter of Aeolus. As the future king of Elis, according to legend he led the Aeolians out of Thessaly and added Olympia to his realm by driving out the Cretan king Clymenes. He invited his three sons by Asterodia (other names: Chromia or Hyperippe), Aetolus, Paeon and Epius, to a contest for the succession, which Epius won. According to Pausani…