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HADES AND HERACLES AT PYLOS: DIONE'S TALE DISMANTLED

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The fifth book of the Iliad contains a curious story about the fight between Heracles and Hades at Pylos, told by Dione (395–7): τλῆ δ' Ἀΐδης ἐν τοῖσι πελώριος ὠκὺν ὀϊστόν, | εὖτέ μιν ωὐτὸς ἀνὴρ υἱὸς Διὸς αἰγιόχοιο | ἐν Πύλῳ ἐν νεκύεσσι βαλὼν ὀδύνῃσιν ἔδωκεν; the tale seems to have no clear mythological reference or at least not any known to us. Neither can one be found for the most puzzling element of this passage: the bizarre phrase in line 397 that Hades ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1017/s0009838818000216

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Humanities Division
Department:
Classics
Oxford college:
Brasenose College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-5764-3929
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Classical Quarterly Journal website
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-9
Publication date:
2018-06-13
Acceptance date:
2018-01-01
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EISSN:
1471-6844
ISSN:
0009-8388
Pubs id:
pubs:900421
URN:
uri:6bc60b05-2f7a-489d-8dcb-98542a8f60d7
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uuid:6bc60b05-2f7a-489d-8dcb-98542a8f60d7
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pubs:900421
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English
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