Amphitryon


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Amphitryon

(ămfĭ`trēən, –ŏn'), in Greek mythology, son of Alcaeus. While betrothed to Alcmene, he accidentally killed her father, Electryon. Alcmene and Amphitryon fled to Thebes, but she demanded that he defeat Pterelaos, her father's enemy. This Amphitryon did, but on the night of his return Zeus took Amphitryon's form and came into Alcmene's bed. That night she conceived children by both Zeus and Amphitryon. Hercules was the son of Zeus, Iphicles the son of Amphitryon.
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In Plautus's play as well as in subsequent "Amphitryons," beleaguered Sosia attempts to protect his identity by testing the "other" Sosia's access to the first Sosia's private memoires and personal history.
Heracles (16) was said to have born in Thebes, the son of Zeus and Alcmene, the wife of Amphitryon (who was in turn a grandson of Perseus).
Con la novela Amphitryon Ignacio Padilla (1968-2016) obtuvo el Premio Primavera de Novela 2000 convocado por la editorial Espasa Calpe.
treats the single comedies in more detail: Mater Virgo (1621) tells the story of Christ's birth, modelled on Plautus' Amphitryon (37-49).
*** L'Atleti, un digne champion L'Atletico de Madrid s'est proclame, samedi, champion de la Ligue espagnole de football () au Camp Nou devant plus de 96.000 spectateurs, en surclassant son amphitryon, le FC Barcelone (Barca).
Born from a secret tryst between his mother and Zeus, Hercules is sent into battle by his supposed dad, King Amphitryon and sold into slavery.
Born from a secret tryst between his mother and Zeus, Hercules is sent into battle by his "dad", King Amphitryon, and sold into slavery.
John Banville's decision to adapt Heinrich von Kleist's plays, Der zerbrochne Krug (1811), Amphitryon (1807), and Penthesilea (1808), as The Broken Jug (1994), God's Gift (2000), and Love in the Wars (2005), respectively, was perhaps partly inevitable, given the recurring presence of the German playwright's work in his fiction and, more generally, the centrality of overt intertextual gestures in his work.
If he's got daddy issues they have to do with his mortal father, King Amphitryon (up-and-coming action man Scott Adkins), who's always putting him down: "He will never be an equal to his older brother," scoffs this bad dad when Herc is still a baby.
In 1200 B.C., King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins), fresh from pillaging Argos, squabbles with his Queen, Alcmene (Roxanne McKee).
Back at the helm of a large-scale action picture for the first time since his Sylvester Stallone auto-racing turkey "Driven" in 2001, Renny Harlin kicks things off with a thunderous battle scene in which hordes of CG warriors under the command of the Tirynthean King Amphitryon (Scott Adkins) storm the gates of neighboring Argos circa 1200 B.C.
THE Marian interlude Jack Juggler (c.1553) is based on Plautus's Amphitryon, in which Jupiter disguises himself as the master of the house and, while he enjoys conjugal relations with Alcmena, posts Mercury on the door in the person of Sosia, Amphitryon's servant.