Sarpedon


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Sarpedon

(särpē`dən), in Greek mythology, son of ZeusZeus
, in Greek religion and mythology, son and successor of Kronos as supreme god. His mother, Rhea, immediately after his birth concealed him from Kronos, who, because he was fated to be overthrown by one of his children, ate all his offspring.
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 and Laodamia, who was the daughter of BellerophonBellerophon
, in Greek mythology, son of Glaucus (3;) originally called Hipponoüs. He changed his name after he murdered a countryman and was forced to flee to exile.
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. In the Iliad, as an ally of the Trojans, Sarpedon courageously led the Lycians against the Greeks in the Trojan War. He was killed by Patroclus, and Zeus had him carried back to LyciaLycia
, ancient country, SW Asia Minor. Egyptian sources ally the Lycians to the Hittites at the time of Ramses II; the Lycians spoke an Anatolian language. Lycia was frequently mentioned by Homer in Greek mythology.
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 for a hero's burial. According to post-Homeric legend, Sarpedon was the son of Zeus and EuropaEuropa
, in Greek mythology, daughter of Agenor and Telephassa. Zeus, enamored of her, appeared as a white bull, enticed her to climb on his back, and swam off with her to Crete. There she bore him Minos, Rhadamanthus, and Sarpedon.
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 who, after a quarrel with his brother MinosMinos
, in Greek mythology, king of Crete, son of Zeus and Europa. He was the husband of Pasiphaë, who bore him Androgeus, Glaucus, Ariadne, and Phaedra. Because Minos failed to sacrifice a beautiful white bull to Poseidon, the god caused Pasiphaë to conceive a lustful
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, fled to Lycia.
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Weil and Sarpedon tug at the understanding of war from opposite ends, and neither quite gets at the whole Homeric effect.
And the best of men has perished, Sarpedon, the son of Zeus; and he does not protect even his own son.
Solon, como Homero, o mejor, como los heroes de Homero, invoca a otros para desplegar su propia meta: Sarpedon llama a Glauco, Odiseo a Atenea, Hesiodo a su hermano.
A parte de la desintegracion del Estado seleucida, que desde el tratado de Apamea tenia prohibido superar el cabo Sarpedon, la liquidacion por parte de Roma de Cartago y Corinto en el 146 a.
307; Jack Greene and Alessandro Massignani, The Naval War in the Mediterranean 1940-1943 (London: Sarpedon, Chatham, 1998), p.
On the human plane, the passage unfolds in the thick of battle, with the Trojan hero Sarpedon lying dead underfoot while the fighting swirls around his corpse and the Greek Patroclus, outfitted in his friend Achilles's armor, continues his murderous rampage.
The Iliad simultaneously speaks of the carefree world of the gods while also daring to imagine that a god can be wounded--a remarkable feat of imagination--and while recognizing that even Zeus grieves for the death of his son--when acquiescing to the death of his son Sarpedon, Zeus "showered tears of blood that drenched the earth" (16: 546).
De manera analoga nos dice que Sarpedon no habria podido ser reconocido ni por un hombre perspicaz (por estar su cuerpo cubierto de dardos, sangre y polvo desde la cabeza hasta los pies (39)).
400-04, when Zeus saves his son Sarpedon from Aias and Teucer's attacks.
XXII,466), el de Sarpedon por efecto de una herida (Il.
117) Diodorus, however, also writes that Minos was the oldest of three sons born to Zeus and Europe, the others being Rhadamnanthus and Sarpedon.
IN BOOK XVI OF THE ILIAD, AFTER FINALLY CONSENTING THAT PARTROCLUS should kill his son Sarpedon, Zeus grieves for the loss of his mortal child that is about to occur: