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1921 edition. Excerpt: ...Hercules received a sword from Hermes, a
bow and arrows from Apollo,2 a golden breastplate from Hephaestus,
and a robe from Athena; for he had himself cut a club at Nemea. Now
it came to pass that after the battle with the Minyans Hercules was
driven mad through the jealousy of Hera and flung his own children,
whom he had by Megara, and two children of Iphicles into the fire;
3 wherefore he condemed himself to exile, and was purified by
Thespius, and repairing to Delphi he inquired of the god where he
should dwell.4 The Pythian priestess then first called him
Hercules, for hitherto he was called Alt-ides.5 1 See above ii. 4.
9. According to another account, Hercules learned archery from the
exile Rhadainanthys (Tzetzes, Schol. on Lycophron, 50), and if we
accept the MS. reading avrov in the present passage (see Critical
Note), this was the version of the story here followed by
Apollodorus. But it seems more likely that Outoc is a scribe's
mistake for Eupiirou than that Apollodorus should have contradicted
himself flatly in two passages so near each other. The learned
Tzetzes (I.e.) mentions no less than three different men--Teutarus,
Eurytus, and Rhadamanthys--to whom the honour of having taught
Hercules to shoot was variously assigned by tradition. 2 As to the
gifts of the gods to Hercules, see Diodorus Siculus, iv. 13. 3,
who, besides the sword and bow given by Hermes and Apollo, mentions
horses given by Poseidon. 3 Compare Euripides, Hercules Furens, 967
sqq.; Moschus, iv. 13 sqq.; Diodorus Siculus, iv. 11. 1 sq.;
Tzetzes, Schol. on Lycophron, 38; Nieolaus Damascenus, Frag. 20, in
Fragmenta Historicerum Graecorum, ed. C. Miiller, iii. 369;
Hyginus, Fab. 32. 4 Compare Diodorus Siculus, iv. 10. 7. Hercules
was called Alcides after his...
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