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

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(Ἀπόλλων [Apóllōn]; Latin Apollo(n); also Φοῖβος [Phoîbos]; Latin Phoebus)

A. Myth

The traditions associated with A. fall into the categories of birth, metamorphosis and hero myths. Walter Burkert describes them as a “diversity of local and tribal traditions, variously overlayered to emerge in final equilibrium under a single name and a reasonable consensus of concept” [6.4]. A. is a son of Zeus and Leto, daughter of Phoebe (and also descended from the Titans), and the brother of Artemis. Stories circulated in Asia Mino…

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van Loyen, Ulrich and Walther, Silke, “Apollo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 4 : The Reception of Myth and Mythology, English edition by David van Eijndhoven, Christine Salazar, and Francis G. Gentry (2010). Original German-language edition: Mythenrezeption: Die antike Mythologie in Literatur, Musik und Kunst von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart. Herausgegeven von Maria Moog-Grünewald. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 5. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2008). Consulted online on 08 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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