: The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis: A Translation with a Commentary (): Antoninus Liberalis: Books. Francis Celoria: The Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis: A Translation with a Commentary. Pp. X + London and New York: Routledge, £ , English, Book edition: The metamorphoses of antoninus liberalis: A Machine generated contents note: The Forty-One Tales Of Antoninus Liberalis; 1.

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The literary genre of myths of transformations of men and women, heroes and nymphs, into stars see Catasterismiplants and animals, or springs, rocks and mountains, were widespread and popular in the classical world.

This work has more polished parallels in the better-known Metamorphoses of Ovid and in the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius. Like them, its sources, where they can be traced, are Hellenistic works, such as Nicander ‘s Heteroeumena and Ornithogonia ascribed to Boios. The work survives in a single manuscript, of the later 9th oiberalis, now in the Palatine Library in Heidelberg ; it contains several works. Inwith the rest of the Palatine Library, it was taken to Rome; into Paris, as part of Napoleonic plunder under the terms of the Treaty of Tolentino ; init was restored to Heidelberg.

Guilielmus Xylander printed the text in ; since some leaves have since disappeared, his edition is also a necessary authority for the liberalie. Many of the transformations in this compilation are found nowhere else, and some may simply be inventions metamrophoses Antoninus.

The manner of the narrative is a laconic and conversational prose: Francis Celoria, the translator, regards the text as perfectly acceptable koine Greek, though with numerous hapax legomena ; it is “grimly simple” and mostly devoid of grammatical particles which would convey humor or a narratorial persona. Like them, its sources, where they can be traced, are Hellenistic works, such as Nicander’s Heteroeumena and Ornithogonia ascribed to Boios.

Anttoninus mothered Amphissus by Apollo. Antoninus Liberalis’ account According to the first, Apollo seduced her by a trick. While Netamorphoses tended the flocks of her father on Mount Oeta, she became the playmate of the hamadryads of the woods on Mount Oeta.

Metamorphoees nymphs taught her to sing hymns to the gods and to dance. On one occasion, Dryope was seen by Apollo. In order to win her favours the metamorphosss turned himself into a tortoise, metamorpnoses which metamorpuoses girls made a pet. The nymphs played with the animal and when Dry She married Cephalus, the son of Deioneus. Cephalus remains away from home for eight years metamorpuoses he wanted to test Procris.

When he returns, he succeeds in seducing her while disguised. Although they are reconciled, Procris suspects that her husband has a lover because he is often away hunting.

A libearlis tells her that Cephalus called to Nephele cloud to come to him. Procris follows him the next time he goes hunting and leaps out of the thicket when she hears him Antoninus is an Ancient Roman family name which derived from the given name Antonius the Latin form of Anthony.

Any of the Antonines, including: Antoninus Pius 86— Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus — Caracalla — Elagabalus Antoninus Liberalis, an ancient Greek grammarian who lived between the first and third centuries AD Antoninus philosopherNeoplatonist philosopher of the 4th century Marcus Antoninus disambiguationmultiple people A character from Spartacus Antoninus turncoata Roman who joined the Sassanid Empire and assisted Shapur II in the siege of Amida Other Saint Antoninus disambiguation See also Antonin disambiguation Antonius, nomen of the gens Antonia, one of the most important plebeian families at Rome The metaomrphoses and calls of owls, such as the Eurasian scops owl, may have influenced Greek ideas of the blood-drinking strix.


The strix plural striges or strixesin the mythology of classical antiquity, was a bird of ill omen, the product of metamorphosis, that fed on human flesh and blood.

It also referred to witches and related malevolent folkloric beings.

Description Physical appearance The strix is described as a large-headed bird with transfixed eyes, rapacious beak, greyish white wings,[a] and hooked claws in Ovid’s Fasti. Liberalis may refer to: Gaius Salvius Liberalis fictionfictional character People: Eleutherius of Eleutherius and Antia Antoninus Liberalis fl. Eagle of Zeus, on a Ptolemaic Drachma. The “Aetos Dios” Ancient Greek: There are two schools of thought regarding the origin of this eagle, coming from different Greek legends.

Zeus however became indignant because Periphas was revered and honoured as if he were Zeus himself, so Zeus wanted to destroy Periphas and his entire household. But Apollo interceded, and instead Zeus transformed Periphas into an eagle, making him king of all birds and guard of his sacred sceptre.

He appeared before Zeus at the start of the Titanomachy. Zeus took this to mean a good omen of victory, leading to him using the emblem of a golden eagle on his war standard: For so happy an omen, In Greek mythology, Periphas Greek: Aside from a passing reference in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the only known source for this story is the second century AD or later Metamorphoses of Antoninus Liberalis.

He was a pious priest of Apollo, to whom Periphas made many sacrifices, and he was a just king, whose “fair judgments” were numerous. Periphas was above reproach and his rule was accepted willingly by all. But Periphas was so loved by his people that they paid him the honors which belonged to Zeus alone, building temples to Periphas and calling him Zeus Soter “Saviour”and Epopsios “Overlooker of All” and Meilichios “Gracious”.

Being indignant Zeus was determined to strike Periphas with a thunderbolt and consume Pe In Greek mythology, Porthaon Ancient Greek: He was the brother of Demonice also known as Demodice. Metamorphoses, Notes and Commentary on Meleagrides sv Portheus.

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Erysichthon sells his daughter Mestra. Poseidon can be seen in the lower-left background. In Greek mythology, Mestra Ancient Greek: Clytemnestra, whose name doe These sisters were protagonists of a myth about the perils of neglecting the worship of Dionysus.

In Greek mythology, Galanthis or Galinthias was the woman who interfered with Hera’s plan to hinder the birth of Heracles in favor of Eurystheus, and was changed into a weasel or cat as punishment for being so insolent as to deceive the goddesses of birth that were acting on Hera’s behalf. Mythology Ovid’s account In the version followed by Ovid in Metamorphoses, Galanthis was the red-gold haired servant of Alcmene, who assisted her during the birth of Heracles.

When Alcmene was in labor, she was having difficulty giving birth to a child so large.

After seven days she called for assistance from Lucina, the goddess of childbirth that is, the Greek Eileithyia. However, Lucina did not help her due to the wishes of Hera. Instead, she clasped her hands and crossed her legs, preventing the child from being born.


Alcmene struggled in pain, cursed the heavens, and became close to death. Galanthis noticed Lucina and deduced Hera’s plans. She told the goddess In Greek mythology, Pandareus Ancient Greek: His residence was given as either Ephesus[1] or Miletus. In antiquity, its upper valley was known as Ainis. River The river begins in the Tymfristos mountains on the border with Evrytania and flows antonibus the east liberaliss the village Agios Georgios Tymfristou, entering a wide plain.

It flows along the towns Makrakomi and Leianokladi, and south of the Phthiotidan capital Lamia. The river flows through an area of metamorphosed wetlands, that have been reclaimed for agriculture.

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In metamorphosee, the mouth of the river was the site of Antikyra, whi In Greek mythology, Melaneus ; Ancient Greek: Apollo, his father, carried away his bride to be Stratonice from her father’s home to marry his son, Melaneus.

Alternatively, Melaneus was the husband of Oechalia merely the eponym of the kingdom he was assigned to by Perieres. Here Apollo raise his claim by stating that his descendants established the city of Ambracia: In Greek mythology, Orithyia or Oreithyia ;[1] Greek: Orithyia, one metamprphoses the Nereids. Walker and Trollope, A key to the classical pronunciation etc. Stephanus of Byzantium s.

In Greek mythology, Thyreus Ancient Greek: When the war between the Curetes and the Calydonians broke out, Thyreus along with his brothers, including Meleager, all fell during the battle. Online version at the Topos Text Project.

Loeb Classical Library Volume Online luberalis at th Althaea or Althea metamorlhoses Ancient Greek: When Meleager was born, the Moirai the Fates predicted he would only live until a brand, burning i In Greek mythology, Leto ; Greek: Classical Greek myths record little about Leto other than her pregnancy and her search for a place where she could give birth to Apollo and Artemis, since Hera in her jealousy caused all lands to shun her.

Finally, she found an island that was not attached to the ocean floor so it was not considered land and she could give birth. Zeus aiming his thunderbolt at a winged and snake-footed Typhon. metamorphose

Chalcidian black-figured hydria c. According to Hesiod, Typhon was the son of Gaia and Tartarus. However one source has Typhon as the son of Hera alone, while another makes Typhon the offspring of Cronus. Typhon and his mate Echidna were the progenitors of liberaliw famous monsters.

Typhon attempted to overthrow Zeus for the supremacy of the cosmos. The two fought a cataclysmic battle, which Zeus finally won with the aid of his thunderbolts.

Typhon mythology is part of the Greek succession myth, which explained how Zeus came to rule the gods. Typhon’s story is also connected with that of Py Silver Denarius of Domitian with Pegasus on the reverse.