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

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Cephalus and Procris
(3,299 words)

(Κέφαλος [Képhalos], Πρόκρις [Prókris]; Latin Cephalus, Procris)

A. Myth

The most important versions of the myth of C. and P. to its history after antiquity are the two almost identical retellings by Ovid (Ov. Met. 7,687–756 and 794–862; Ov. Ars am. 3,683–746). C. has recently married P., the daughter of the Athenian king Erechtheus, when Aurora (Eos) falls in love with him and tries to seduce him. When her advances prove fruitless, she lets C. go, but tells him that he will live to regret his and P.…

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Leuker, Tobias, “Cephalus and Procris”, 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 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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