Apollodorus


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Apollodorus

(əpŏl'ōdôr`əs), fl. 430–400 B.C., Athenian painter, called the Shadower, said to have introduced the use of light and shade to model form. Among his few known works are Ajax Struck by Lightning and Priest in the Act of Devotion; both were at Pergamum in the time of Pliny the Elder; none has survived.

Apollodorus

(of Athens), fl. 2d cent. B.C., Greek scholar. He wrote many works on grammar, history, and mythology. His best-known books, only fragments of which survive, are On the Gods, a prose treatise; and his verse Chronicle, treating Greek history from the fall of Troy.
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370: And Apollodorus says that Hesiod already knew that the whole people were called both Hellenes and Panhellenes, as when he says of the daughters of Proetus that the Panhellenes sought them in marriage.
There is Nicostratus the son of Theosdotides, and the brother of Theodotus (now Theodotus himself is dead, and therefore he, at any rate, will not seek to stop him); and there is Paralus the son of Demodocus, who had a brother Theages; and Adeimantus the son of Ariston, whose brother Plato is present; and Aeantodorus, who is the brother of Apollodorus, whom I also see.
Well, perhaps I could afford a mina, and therefore I propose that penalty: Plato, Crito, Critobulus, and Apollodorus, my friends here, bid me say thirty minae, and they will be the sureties.
The most recent study of this tradition is Mosshammer's excellent Chronicle of Eusebius; his views are well summarized by the statement that "[Eusebius'] sources and the sources of the Suda were collateral branches of a vulgate chronology that derived from the Chronicle of Apollodorus, but transmitted a tradition contaminated by error, confusion, and false combination" (218).
When Apollodorus prosecutes Neaira, he narrates the abuse that she suffers from Phrynion:
Operators may submit the bid bond and the cashier of the Ministry of Apollodorus, No.
Not only Proclus's resume of the poems included in it, but also the imprint left by the Cycle on many literary works and authors beyond Homer, such as the tragedians, Pindar, or that comprehensive collection of myths known as the Library, which is attributed to Apollodorus (Burgess 2001, 45).
Apollodorus, The Library, with an English Translation, 2 vols.
Here, of course, is the archetypal riddle text within the Western tradition, and Rokem does a masterful job of surveying that tradition, beginning with the Greeks themselves, from Sophocles to The Library of Apollodorus, as well as numerous other incidental references.
Pindar pictures Apollo fighting in the Gigantomachy, an idea with parallels in art(8) but attested elsewhere in ancient literature only in Apollodorus and in Horace, Odes 3.
When these different uses of the term are conflated and combined with social prejudice, it leads to a confusion of the women's behavior (party going) and status (unmarriageable) with one potential occupation (sexual labor), a prejudice that orators like Apollodorus exploited to great advantage.
23) Compare Apollodorus and Pausanias in Karl Kerenyi, Die Mythologie der Griechen (Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta, 1997; reprint of the 1951 edition), 1:157.