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  Amphitryon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amphitryon, or Amphitrion, in Greek mythology, was a son of Alcaeus, king of Tiryns in Argolis.
Amphitryon ("harassing either side") was a Theban general, who was originally from Tiryns in the eastern part of the Peloponnese.
Amphitryon accordingly took the field against the Taphians, accompanied by Creon, who had agreed to assist him on condition that he slew the Teumessian fox which had been sent by Dionysus to ravage the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amphitryon   (481 words)

 Amphitryon, Greek Mythology Link.
But while Amphitryon was on his way to Thebes, Zeus, assuming his likeness, made love to Alcmena, telling her about the outcome of the war.
And that is why Alcmena did not seem to welcome Amphitryon when he returned and lay with her the same night that Zeus left, for she thought that she had already been with him.
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homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Amphitryon.html   (1640 words)

 Encyclopedia: Amphitryon
Alcmene, or Alkmênê (might of the moon) was, in ancient Greek mythology, the daughter of Electryon, king of Mycenae, and wife of Amphitryon.
Statue of Heracles In Greek mythology, Heracles, or Heraklês (glory of Hera, Ἡρακλῆς) was the demigod son of Zeus and Alcmene, the grand-daughter of Perseus and the wife of Amphitryon.
In the 20th century, the myth was the subject of a play by Jean Giraudoux, Amphitryon 38, for the number of times the story had been used A Roman bust of Sophocles.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Amphitryon   (1308 words)

 AMPHITRYON - LoveToKnow Article on AMPHITRYON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
According to Euripides (Hercules Furens) he survived this expedition, and was slain by his son in his madness.
Amphitryon was the title of a lost tragedy of Sophocles; the episode of Zeus and Alcmene forms the subject of comedies by Plautus and Moliere.
5), the name Amphitryon has come to be used in the sense of a generous entertainer, a good host.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /A/AM/AMPHITRYON.htm   (342 words)

 AllRefer.com - Amphitryon (Folklore And Mythology) - Encyclopedia
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.
Hercules was the son of Zeus, Iphicles the son of Amphitryon.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/A/Amphitry.html   (181 words)

Amphitryon was a great Theban general, who was originally from Tiryns in the eastern part of the Peloponnese.
While this end was being pursued, Zeus, disguised as Amphitryon, came to Alcmene and seduced her.
Amphitryon is an interesting and unique character, as the tales surrounding him bear witness.
www.pantheon.org /articles/a/amphitryon.html   (330 words)

 Amphitryon - Free-Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amphitryon doit s'enfuir avec Alcmène à Thèbes, où Créon fils de Ménœcée le purifie.
Amphitryon périt dans une bataille contre le roi Ergnios d'Orchomène et les Minyens.
Amphitryon incarne également, dans une tragédie de Molière inspirée de Plaute, la figure pathétique du mari trompé (Amphitryon, 1668).
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 Alcmena, Greek Mythology Link.
So Amphitryon, wishing to marry Alcmena, asked Creon 2 and the Thebans for military aid, and after fulfilling certain conditions that Creon 2 demanded, Amphitryon formed a coalition, being supported by Cephalus 1 of Athens, by Perseus 1's son Heleus of Argos, and by Creon 2 himself.
But others tell that Amphitryon put the serpents in the children's bed himself, and when he saw that Iphicles fled and that Heracles 1 stood his ground, he knew who the son of Zeus was, and who his own.
But her husband Amphitryon witnessed just a small part; for it was near the beginning of Heracles 1's career, that the war between Thebans and Minyans broke up for a matter of tributes.
homepage.mac.com /cparada/GML/Alcmena.html   (2845 words)

 Amphitryon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alcmene who had been betrothed to Amphitryon her father refused to marry him until had avenged the death of her brothers of whom except one had fallen in against the Taphians.
It was on his from this expedition that Electryon had been Amphitryon accordingly took the field against the accompanied by Creon who had agreed to him on condition that he slew the fox which had been sent by Dionysus to ravage the country.
While Amphitryon was gone Zeus came to Alcmene disguised as her The result was Heracles.
www.freeglossary.com /Amphitrion   (527 words)

 Amphitryon - Wikipedia
In der griechischen Mythologie ist Amphitryon ein Sohn des Alkaios, des Königs von Tiryns, Enkel des Perseus.
Iphikles, war als (möglicherweise) Zwillingsbruder des Herakles entweder Sohn des Amphitryon oder ebenfalls der des Zeus.
Amphitryon ließ Herakles trotz der Vaterschaftsproblematik wie seinen Sohn erziehen.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amphitryon   (110 words)

 Amphitryon - playdatabase.com
When the real Amphitryon arrives home, his wife declares she has already welcomed him, and that he has but lately left her after a night of love.
Amphitryon flies into a baffled rage, denies it all, calls Alcmena a faithless woman and goes off to seek her brother, a fellow soldier, who can testify that Amphitryon was with his battalion the night before.
Later the real Amphitryon returns home again, having failed to find his brother-in-law, and is told by Mercury (as Sosia) that Amphitryon is at home with his bride.
www.playdatabase.com /play.asp?play={50311804-A2D4-42CF-BA00-5C026B16DB89}   (459 words)

 Amphitryon, Greece, Greek mythology
Amphitryon killed king Electryon of Mycenae by accident at the war against the Taphiae (or Teleboans), and his uncle Sthenelos used this as an excuse to chase him away.
Amphitryon went after the Taphian king Pterelaos, son of Poseidon, but found that the god had made his son immortal.
Pterelaos daughter Comaiho fell in love with Amphitryon, and pulled out the golden hair of her fathers head, killing him, but also herself.
www.in2greece.com /english/historymyth/mythology/names/amphitryon.htm   (229 words)

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Amphitryon A play by Moliere Translated by A.R. Waller, M.A. Amphitryon was played for the first time in Paris, at the Theatre du Palais-Royal, January 13, 1668.
He has felt the darts of Alcmene's eyes; and, whilst Amphitryon, her husband, commands the Theban troops on the plains of Boeotia, Jupiter has taken his form, and assuaged his pains, in the possession of the sweetest of pleasures.
Amphitryon having warned me of your return, I sat up until you came; but I never saw such coldness: I had myself to remind you that you had a wife; and, when I wanted to kiss you, you, turned away your head, and gave me your ear.
www.gutenberg.org /dirs/etext01/amphi10.txt   (13929 words)

 IMAO: Comment on Tomorrow It Begins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Since I'm not one of those selected (yea, that was random) I guess I have to cheer for Frank just to spite those who were "randomly" selected to go against him.
In this context, Frank J. is the horse and the competitors are the she-mules.
Amphitryon, this is a pg-13 blog, enough with the interspecies (which you sure seeem to know a LOT about, I might say, good job there.) breeding.
www.imao.us /cgi-bin/deaconman.cgi?entry_id=1264   (774 words)

 Mythography | The Greek Heroine Alcmene in Myth and Art
She was the daughter of Electryon, and the wife of Amphitryon.
When Amphitryon, at Alcmene's request, went to seek revenge for the death of the brothers, he accidentally killed the heroine's father.
Amphitryon had no choice but to gather his warriors and set out for battle.
www.loggia.com /myth/alcmene.html   (400 words)

 Amphitryon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Amphitryon
Alcmene was seduced by Zeus (who took the form of Amphitryon) and gave birth to Heracles.
Then I saw Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon, who also bore to Jove indomitable Hercules; and Megara who was daughter to great King Creon, and married the redoubtable son of Amphitryon.
And her Heracles, the son of Zeus, of the house of Amphitryon, together with warlike Iolaus, destroyed with the unpitying sword through the plans of Athene the spoil-driver.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /Amphitryon   (189 words)

 Chapter Amin <i>to</i> Amphitryon of A by Brewer's Readers Handbook
While Amphitryon was absent at war with Pterelas king of the Teleboans, Jupiter assumed his form, and visited Alcmenê, who in due time became the mother of Herculês.
This confusion was still further increased by his slave Sosia, who went to tell Alcmenê the news of her husband’s victory, but was stopped by Mercury, who had assumed for the nonce Sosia’s form; and the slave could not make out whether he was himself or not.
“Amphitryon:” Le véritable Amphitryon est l’ Amphytrion où l’on dine (“The master of the feast is the master of the house”).
www.bibliomania.com /2/3/174/1111/15777/3.html   (336 words)

 Papers on Language and Literature: Overmyer's Amphitryon: Adapting Kleist for a contemporary audience
Sent ahead by Amphitryon to herald his return, the servant Sosia is denied entrance to the palace by Mercury in the servant's guise.
She can separate them in the later scene only because Jupiter as Amphitryon assures her that since the god visited her in the guise of her husband, she is innocent and she thinks she is embracing Amphitryon.
Kleist's Amphitryon opens in act 1 with Sosia before Amphitryon's palace in Thebes, to which the servant has come from the military camp and where he pauses to rehearse his description to Alcmena of her husband's victory.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qa3708/is_200004/ai_n8878488   (1490 words)

 Amphitryon, the Teleboans, and the birth of Heracles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amphitryon, the Teleboans, and the birth of Heracles
He hastened not to go to his bondmen and shepherds afield, [40] but first went in to his wife: such desire took hold on the shepherd of the people.
She bore him through the embrace of the son of Cronos lord of dark clouds and the other, Iphicles, of Amphitryon the spear-wielder [55] offspring distinct, this one of union with a mortal man, but that other of union with Zeus, leader of all the gods.
www3.baylor.edu /~John_Thorburn/AmphitryonTeleboansBirth.html   (382 words)

 Herakles/Hercules   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Electryon, king of Mycenae, marries his daughter, Alcmena, to Amphitryon on the condition that she remain a virgin until some stolen cattle are recovered
Amphitryon and Alcmena leave Mycenae (why?), but she refuses to sleep with him until he avenges the deaths of her brothers (who had been killed in the same war that resulted in the cattle theft)
Amphitryon succeeds in avenging these deaths (he is helped by Comaetho who betrays her father by pulling out his golden hair which guaranteed him immortality...)
www.uncg.edu /cla/courses/shelmerd/herakles.htm   (387 words)

 The Guide to World Drama - Plays A
During the general's absence in the field, Jupiter assumes Amphitryon's form, and is gladly welcomed home and into Àlcmena's bed.
Cleanthis, Alcmena's maid and Sosia's wife, is envious of such romantic fervour, and reproaches Mercury (whom she believes to be her husband) for his want of tenderness toward her.
The story follows the outlines of the legend of Amphitryon, Alkmena, and Jupiter, in which Jupiter descends to Earth, impersonates the General Amphitryon - Alkmena's husband - and makes love to her.
www.4-wall.com /plays/plays_a/amoramy.htm   (1118 words)

 plays.html   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amphitryon himself and Jupiter disguised as Amphitryon, the only guise in which he can successfully seduce Amphitryon's faithful wife, but also two Sosias.
Sosia, Amphitryon's comic servant, is played, in Jupiter's plot, by Mercury, and Dryden makes much in the subplot of Sosia's bewildered uncertainty as to whether he or Mercury is really Sosia.
The main plot ends on a disquieting note, suggesting the possible political despondency of Dryden at the time: Jupiter assures Amphitryon that he is honored by his wife's dishonor, since he will be the putative father of a great hero; neither Amphitryon nor Alcmena, his wife, is allowed to reply.
web.nwe.ufl.edu /~pcraddoc/plays.html   (490 words)

 Boosey & Hawkes Opera
The god, who may not present himself in his real form, chooses the form of Amphitryon and spends a night with Alcmene who thinks him to be her husband returned early from war.
When Amphitryon's servant Sosias appears on the following morning, announcing the victory over Athens and the return of the troops, he runs into his reflection alias Mercury, who had been on guard during the night.
Amphitryon, who suspects there is a rival, goes to get witnesses to prove that he has not left the camp during the night.
www.boosey.com /pages/opera/moreDetails.asp?musicID=26056   (302 words)

 Amphitryo home Plautus (Dramata)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Amphitryon sends Sosia ahead of him to announce the victory over the Teleboans.Mercury plays a game with Sosia, scaring him off and delaying his arrival at the home.Mercury confuses Sosia of Sosia’s own identity and makes him flee back to the pier.
Amphitryon’s (Jupiter’s) short stay brought Alcmena more grief than joy.Amphitryon thinks Alcmena will be overjoyed to see him, but Alcmena does not understand Amphitryon’s greetings and acts as if he has already been home.Neither Amphitryon nor Alcmena believe each other’s stories.
Bromia tells Amphitryon that Jupiter announced from the sky that the stronger baby was his, while the other baby was Amphitryon’s.Amphitryon has no trouble sharing with the king of the gods.
home.att.net /~c.c.major/pla/amphitruo.html   (645 words)

 AMPHITRYON - Gods from Greek Mythology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
One of AMPHITRYON's ongoing adventures was to rid the Theban countryside of a child-eating fox which could never be caught or killed.
This then freed up AMPHITRYON to chase up some stolen cattle and fight an immortal thief who had one vulnerable hair on his head, which involved some plucking involving the thief's daughter.
When AMPHITRYON put in an appearance as ZEUS was leaving by the back door, ALCMENA was very surprised that he wanted to do it again so soon, but luckily made no comment.
www.godchecker.com /pantheon/greek-mythology.php?deity=AMPHITRYON   (325 words)

 Sur une clef d'Amphitryon
Comme chacun sait, on voit souvent, dans Amphitryon, sinon une véritable pièce à clés, du moins une pièce qui contiendrait d'évidentes allusions à Louis XIV et à ses amours avec Mme de Montespan.
Ainsi donc, quand celui-ci se présentait ensuite devant Amphitryon pour lui expliquer ce qui s'était passé et lui dire qu'il n'avait plus lieu de se plaindre, ses propos pouvaient sembler assez inutiles, puisque, outre que son récit faisait en peu double emploi avec celui de la servante, à la scène précédente, il prêchait un converti.
Amphitryon fait l'apologie du plaisir et de la liberté, conçus comme attributs de la puissance divine, c'est-à-dire de la puissance royale.
rene.pommier.free.fr /Amphitryon.htm   (7085 words)

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