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

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Cassandra
(2,267 words)

(Κασσάνδρα, Κασάνδρα, Κασσάνδρη [Kas(s)-ándra/-ē]; Latin Cassandra)

A. Myth

C. is the daughter of the Trojan king Priam and Hecabe. Apollo gives her the gift of second sight. When she refuses his advances, he causes her (generally negative) prophecies to be unanimously disbelieved (Aesch. Ag. 1056ff; Apollod. 3,151; Hyg. Fab. 93), e.g. when the Wooden Horse is brought in (Verg. Aen. 2,246ff; Apollod. Epit. 5,17; Hyg. Fab. 108). During the conquest of Troy, the Locrian Ajax (B.2) tears her away from the cult image of Athena as s…

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Tauber, Christine, “Cassandra”, 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 20 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e610080>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111



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