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By Mike Dixon-Kennedy

This booklet is laided out super good, simply search for the identify of anyone, position, or issues in Greek or Roman legend and it really is there. It even offers unique destinations of the constelations within the myths lke Orion and Scorpio. i'd recomend this publication to someone!

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She then married Epopeus of Sicyon. The twins were exposed at birth on Mount Cithaeron, where they were brought up either by a shepherd or cattlemen. In maturity they learned what had happened and returned to Thebes to take their revenge by killing Lycus and Dirce, who was tied to the horns of a bull and her body thrown into a fountain that thenceforth bore her name. They then took possession of Thebes. Next they fortified the lower part of the city below the Cadmea, Amphion moving his share of the stones by playing so skillfully on the lyre given him by Hermes (increasing the number of strings on the instrument from four to seven) that they moved into place of their own accord.

Pallas, the great friend of Aeneas, was slain by Turnus, but in return he and his men inflicted very heavy casualties on the Rutulian forces, killing many of their most able leaders. Therefore, Turnus now decided to meet Aeneas in single combat, though both Latinus and Amata tried to convince him, in vain, of his folly. Turnus’s fate was already sealed, for Jupiter had pacified Juno by agreeing to the union of the Trojans and Latins in a single nation. Amata hanged herself, believing her son already dead.

Now the battle went in the favor of the Greeks once again. The decisive action of the Trojan War was the stratagem of the Wooden Horse, supposedly implemented by Odysseus. Leaving behind only Sinon and the massive horse, the Greek forces burned their encampment and sailed to the island of Tenedos, from which they returned on Sinon’s signal after the horse had been taken inside the city by the unsuspecting and foolish Trojans. Following the successful completion of the campaign, Agamemnon returned home, accompanied by Cassandra, a Trojan prophetess he claimed as booty.

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