Idomeneus


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Idomeneus

Cretan king sacrifices his son to fulfill a vow. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 492]
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Horace characterizes each of these examples briefly: Helen, for her attraction to her adulterer's external appearance, wealth, and splendor; Teucer, for bowmanship; Idomeneus and Sthenelus, for praiseworthy fighting; Hector and Deiphobus, fierce and savage, for taking blows to protect chaste wives and children; and, last, Agamemnon, simply as one of many brave men.
Teucer and Idomeneus were not only famous for their prowess at Troy; they were also remembered by other poets for reversals of fortune they subsequently experienced.(27) Sthenelus, Hector, and Deiphobus fought bravely, but were defeated and died at Troy.(28) Agamemnon returned victorious to meet an ignominious death at home, the prime example of the man who lived too long, the one who appears in the Odyssey to warn Odysseus about the faithlessness of women.(29)
The scholia to 3.313 - and surely it is Aristarchus responding to Zenodotus here(15) - propose that Nestor's warning to Telemachus not to wander too far from home persuaded Zenodotus that the lad was planning a trip farther afield, causing the critic to alter the text from "Sparta" to "Crete." No more satisfying is van der Valk's theory that at 1.286 Zenodotus wrongly understood [Characters Omitted] to mean "second" instead of "last" and that, since Menelaus was one of the last to return home, the critic was forced to replace Menelaus with the more prompt Idomeneus.(16) Both these proposals, ancient and modern, seem to me to betray an overly pessimistic appraisal of Zenodotus' practices as a textual critic.
& CARVALHO, R.M., 1995.,- Territoriality by the dawn 's early light: The neotropical owl butterfly Caligo idomeneus (Nymph: Brassolinae).
There are many more instances of this usage of bie in the epics, of course, and similar examples abound for is, menos, and sthenos as well: the sacred is, or "power," of Telemachus "hears" and even "smiles at his father" (22.354; 16.476); the menos, or "might," of Hector "falls quickly earthward, into the dust," and "sharp pains come upon the might of the son of Atreus," (XIV.468; XI.268); the sthenos, or "strength," of Idomeneus "addresses his attendant" (XIII.248).
Idomeneus and Meriones: The Cretan Lies of Odyssey 13-19." CJ 79.4: 289-306.
5.546 Orsilochus; 13.452 Idomeneus; 20.230 Tros; other honorific/formulaic uses of [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII]: Il.
& CARVALHO, R.M., 1995.,- Territoriality by the dawn s early light: The neotropical owl butterfly Caligo idomeneus (Nymph: Brassolinae).
This last, the killing of Akamas by Meriones, is followed immediately by the description of the death of Erymas at the hands of Idomeneus: [Greek Words Omitted] (346) ...
Idomeneus' lineage-boast (Book 13) comes as a result of a confrontation with Deiphobos.
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