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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Author(s): Leuker, Tobias
(Ἠώς [ Ēṓs]; Latin Aurora) A. Myth Following Hesiod (Hes. Theog. 371–374), E., the Greek goddess of the dawn and daylight, is generally described as a daughter of Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the Sun god Helios and the Moon goddess Selene. She lives with her husband Tithonus (Hom. Il. 11,1) at the eastern rim of the world. By him, she gives birth to two sons, Memnon and Emathion (Hes. Theog. 984f.). The Titan Astraeus fathers the winds, the morning star and other stars on E. (Hes. Theog. 378–382)…


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Author(s): Füll, Bettina
(Ἔρως [ Érōs]; Latin Amor, Cupido) A. Eros/Amor as pictorial image and conceptual figure E., the god of love, mostly occurs in reception as a winged, naked boy, armed with bow and arrow or torch, exerting influence on mortals and gods. Unlike Aphrodite/Venus, as whose agent he acts and to whom he is usually attributed as companion or son, he had no public cult in either Greece or Rome. The only record is of the veneration of an uncut stone (as conductor of forces of fertility) in Boeotian Thespiai, a sanctuary in Parium (Troad) and a sacred grove in ¶ Boeotian Leuctra (Paus. 9,27,1; 3,26,5). S…


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Author(s): Renger, Almut-Barbara
(Εὐρώπη, Latin Europa) A. Myth E. is said to be the daughter of Phoenix (Hom. Il. 14,321; Hes. Cat. fr. 141 MW; Bacchyl. 17,31; Palaephatus 15; Mosch. 2,7) or Agenor (Ov. Met. 2,858; Diod. Sic. 5,78,1; Hyg. Fab. 155,2; 178,1), king of Sidon or Tyre, and Telephassa (Mosch. 2,42; Apollod. 3,2) or Cassiopeia, Argiope or Tyro [2.8f.]. She is abducted from the Phoenician coast to Crete by Zeus/Jupiter in the guise of a bull, or a bull acting on Zeus’ behalf (Acusilaus of Argos, FGrH F 29), where, followin…