Alcmena


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Related to Alcmena: Amphitryon, Eurystheus, Deianira, Omphale, Alkmene

Alcmena

unknowingly commits adultery when Jupiter impersonates her husband. [Rom. Lit.: Amphitryon]
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Por ter nascido de uma uniao extraconjugal de Zeus com uma mortal, Alcmena, o heroi teve que, durante toda a sua vida, enfrentar o ciumes de Hera, esposa do deus, que mesmo antes de seu nascimento ja lhe impunha tarefas tidas como irrealizaveis para um simples mortal, que nao era o caso de Heracles.
Alcmena, horrified by her son's precocious behavior, consulted the seer Tiresias, who promptly assured her that Hercules had a glorious future.
Hercules era filho de Jupiter (ou Zeus na versao grega) e Alcmena, uma mortal.
the loue of Iupiter to Alcmena: the birth of Hercules.
At the end of Amphitryo, the dramatist settles for a deus ex machina, "which is always the Poet's last refuge, since he cannot untie the knot that he himself has tied, a matter that he has handled with too little foresight." (72) Amphitryo also fails in its temporal unity because Alcmena conceives and gives birth in the same play.