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(Δανάη/Danáē; Latin Danae, Medieval Latin Danes, Dané)

A. Myth

D. is the daughter of the Argive Acrisius and of Aganippe (Hyg. Fab. 63; Hom. Il. 14,319; Hes. fr. 129) or Eurydice (Apollod. 2,21,4 and 3,10,3). An oracle tells the king that a son of D. will kill him, and so, according to the version most influential in reception history, he locks her in a bronze tower (Hor. Carm. 3,16) or, in other traditions, in a subterranean brazen dungeon (Paus. 2,23,7…

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Nelting, David and von Ehrlich, Isabel, “Danae”, 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 18 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps4_e310660>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004183308, 20101111

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