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  The Suppliants by Aeschylus
Pelasgus interupted to remark that the maidens appeared to be North Africans and to resemble the Amazons rather than the Grecians.
Pelasgus, observing that in the most advantageous marriages there was no aspect of love, was not sure he could support the maidens in their cause.
Pelasgus declared that the sons of Aegyptus would have to fight to claim their captives.
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 APADan2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pelasgus’ democratic leanings and other clues in the Supplices suggest that over the course of the Danaid trilogy, Aeschylus envisioned a movement from democratic monarchy to despotic tyranny, and back again.
Danaus serves as a foil to Pelasgus’ example of kingly justness by succeeding him to the throne as a despotic tyrant.
I follow D. Conacher in understanding Pelasgus’ digression on Argive history at 260-7 to foreshadow the eventual cleansing of the pollution caused by the Aegyptid murders.
www.apaclassics.org /AnnualMeeting/01mtg/abstracts/turner.html   (329 words)

  
 Pelasgians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An early genealogist, Asius, describes Pelasgus as the first man, literally born of the earth to create a race of men.
Hellanicus repeats this identification a generation later, and identifies this Argive or Arcadian Pelasgus with the Thessalian Pelasgus of Hecataeus.
Aeschylus regards Pelasgus as earthborn (Supplices I, sqq.), as in Asius, and ruler of a kingdom stretching from Argos to Dodona and the Strymon; but in Prometheus 879, the "Pelasgian" land simply means Argos.
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 Arcadia, Greek Mythology Link.
Pelasgus 1 was the son of Zeus and Niobe 1, the first mortal woman to have consorted with the god; otherwise Pelasgus 1 is said to have been an autochthon (i.e.
She was in turn daughter of Phoroneus, who is at the origin of the royal house of Argos, and is said to be the first man. Pelasgus 1's brother Argus 5 became in fact king of Argos after Phoroneus.
Others affirm that Pelasgus 1 married Meliboea 1, one of the OCEANIDS, and still others say that his wife was Cyllene 1, a Naiad, after whom Mount Cyllene in Arcadia is named (but it is also said that it was after Cyllen, daughter of Elatus 2, that Mount Cyllene, the highest in Arcadia, was named).
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 Expert About ar:Argive
Conacher in understanding Pelasgus’ digression on Argive history at 260-7 to foreshadow the eventual cleansing of the pollution caused by the Aegyptid murders.
Pelasgus and the other Argive citizens serve as their citizen representative (prostathz).
Pelasgus’ solution is a grant of metoicia approved by the Argive assembly.
www.expertsite.biz /dir/ar/Argive.htm   (987 words)

  
 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 176 (v. 3)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
11), and of Demeter, who, under this name, had a temple at Argos, and was believed to have derived the sur­name from Pelasgus, the son of Triopas, who had founded her sanctuary.
11, 13.) According to others, again, Pelasgus was a son of Arestor, and grandson of lasus, and immigrated into Arcadia, where he founded the town of Par-rhasia.
In Thessaly, Pelasgus was described as the father of Chlorus, and as the grandfather of Hae-mon, or as the father of Haemon, and as the grand­father of Thessalus (Steph.
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 Royal Houses of Argolis
The people of Pelasgus settled in other part of the Peloponnese and they were known as the Pelasgians.
Pelasgus was the first ruler of southern Peloponnese, especially in Arcadia and Messenia, where there is a strong myth about the Pelasgians.
Triopas was the father of Pelasgus, Agenor, Iasus and Messene.
www.timelessmyths.com /classical/argolis.html   (3340 words)

  
 PELASGIANS - LoveToKnow Article on PELASGIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
225); he speaks also of a personal Pelasgus as father of Lycaon, the culture-hero of Arcadia; and a later epic poet, Asius, describes Pelasgus as the first man, whom the earth threw up that there might be a race of men.
Hellanicus a generation later repeats this blunder, and identifies this Argive and Arcadian Pelasgus with the Thessalian Pelasgus of Hecataeus.
For Aeschylus (Supplices I, sqq.) Pelasgus is earthborn, as in Asius, and rules a kingdom stretching from Argos to Dodona and the Strymon; but in Pronietheus 879, the Pelasgian land simply means Argos.
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 Lycaon 2, Greek Mythology Link.
About Pelasgus 1 it is said that the inhabitants of the Peloponnesus were called Pelasgians after him.
Otherwise he is remembered as the king of Argos to whom the DANAIDS came seeking asylum.
Pelasgus 1 was son of Zeus and Niobe 1, the daughter of Phoroneus, said to be the first man. Niobe 1 was in turn the first mortal woman with whom Zeus consorted.
www.forumancientcoins.com /cparada/GML/Lycaon2.html   (767 words)

  
 The Suppliant Maidens   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When a group of men including Pelasgus, the King of Argos, enter, the maidens make their case and explanation, detailing their lineage.
Pelasgus, fearing potential war with the Egyptians, withholds any promise of sanctuary until the populace okays it, but the maidens try to force him into an immediate alliance.
He holds his ground, and the maidens are distraught, but he and the girls' father Danaus persuade the citizens to defend them.
www.wsu.edu:8001 /~delahoyd/suppliant_maidens.html   (383 words)

  
 _Separating the Men from the Beasts:
  It is natural to suppose that others accompanied Pelasgus, and that he was not by himself; for otherwise he would have been a king without any subjects to rule over...Pelasgus on becoming king invented huts that humans should not shiver, or be soaked by rain, or oppressed by heat.
  The Arcadians' report, strictly construed, would have Pelasgus arrive alone in an unhabited land (he is said to be "the first inhabitant", genoito en te ge protos); but the fact that he is called "king" seems to Pausanias' logical mind to entail the existence of subjects.
  As the story proceeds, the subjects seem to be supplied not as accompanying Pelasgus into the new terrain but as existing prior to his arrival - and in a wretched state.
www.d.umn.edu /~ebrownin/separating.htm   (3368 words)

  
 Pausanias in Arcadia
It is natural to suppose that others accompanied Pelasgus, and that he was not by himself; for otherwise he would have been a king without any subjects to rule over.
However, in stature and in prowess, in beauty and in wisdom, Pelasgus excelled his fellows, and for this reason, I think, he was chosen to be king by them.
It is said that it was in the reign of Pelasgus that the land was called Pelasgia.
arcadia.ceid.upatras.gr /arkadia/engversion/history/pausanias.htm   (864 words)

  
 [ELFWOOD] Stories / Ric Rastoskey a.k.a Hermes / 'Hermes:Chapter 16'   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I had a regular mortal man that taught of me and my deeds, not that they were many at this time, while Pelasgus was still young, but the boy was to become my first priest, the one who did miraculous works in my name.
Over the years it became commonly said that royal houses were all sired by Zeus, but in truth none of them really were, that was just a fiction concocted by those having troubles in their lands to appease their populaces.
Pelasgus had no immortal heritage that I ever could find, he was simply a normal boy with moderate magical gifts who worked his way up a chain of command earning respect from those around him until he was deemed worthy to be their leader.
elfwood.lysator.liu.se /libr/r/i/ric2/hermes9_16.htm.html   (3337 words)

  
 Arcadia
There are different traditions about Pelasgus, depending on whether they come from Arcadia, Argolis or Thessalia, all regions that were once occupied by Pelasgians.
In the Arcadian tradition, Pelasgus is the son of Zeus and Niobe, herself daughter of Phoroneus, the first human being.
From various wives, he had fifty sons, most of whom were the eponym heroes of many cities of Peloponnese (though traditions that have come down to us don't agree on the names of these sons).
plato-dialogues.org /tools/loc/arcadia.htm   (1001 words)

  
 Queen's University, Department of Classics - CLST 101 : Introduction to Greek and Roman Civilizations
The chorus representing the fifty daughters of Danaus have fled to Argos from Egypt to escape a forced marriage to their cousins, the fifty sons of Aegyptus.
They appeal to Pelasgus, king of Argos for protection: if he accepts, Egypt will attack Argos; if he refuses, he will anger Zeus of Suppliants.
Pelasgus rebuffs the rude herald of Aegyptus and the daughters, safe for the moment, exit praising Artemis and Aphrodite.
www.queensu.ca /classics/clst312/clst312sup1.htm   (4637 words)

  
 Larissa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Alternative meanings: In Greek mythology Larissa was a daughter of Pelasgus (see History, below); Larissa is a moon of Neptune; is an asteroid; Larissa is also a first name.
It is also the more commonly-known name of Larissaikos, the football club.
Thus in Greek mythology, Larissa or Larisa was vaguely personified as a daughter of Pelasgus, though no specific myth was connected with her.
www.southhouston.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Larisa   (922 words)

  
 DANAIDS, Greek Mythology Link.
Others affirm that the name of the king of Argos was Pelasgus 1, and that he received Danaus 1 and his daughters as exiles.
For granting asylum to these fugitives, Pelasgus 1 was threatened with war by the Egyptians, but he let the Argives vote, and the assembly decided to protect the refugees.
The sons of Aegyptus 1 then demanded to be wedded to the daughters of Danaus 1, and since this offer could not be refused, Danaus 1 consented to the marriage, and allotted his daughters among them.
www.forumancientcoins.com /cparada/GML/DANAIDS.html   (965 words)

  
 The Suppliants   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When the Danaides reach Argos, they entreat King Pelasgus to protect them.
He refuses pending the decision of the Argive people, who decide in the favor of the Danaides.
Pelasgus arrives, threatens the herald, and urges the Danaides to remain within the walls of Argos.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/T/The-Suppliants.htm   (264 words)

  
 Aeschylus: The Suppliant Maidens
The action of the play is relatively simple: the chorus (which actually serves as the protagonist in this tragedy) and their father Danaus must convince Pelasgus, king of Argos, to offer sanctuary.
Pelasgus recognizes, however, that the pursuing Egyptians have every legal right to claim the women and remove them.
Danaus makes a plea for the maidens to remain chaste as not to invalidate their cause or the validity of their flight in the eyes of their protectors.
www.bastard.net /~smartass/james/academic/classics/txt/supplian.html   (455 words)

  
 Comic Book Clearing House Preview Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Pelasgus is the epic tale of the struggle for liberty on the planet Arcadia.
Pelasgus kills some stuff, eats some stuff and paints just like Jack Kirby.
The title "COMIC BOOK CLEARING HOUSE", the characters 'Chen -n- Solly', and all related artwork on these pages are copyright (c)1999 Garth Haslam, and the comic book cover image and preview images are copyright (c) 1999 their creators.
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 MSN Encarta - Pelasgus
Pelasgus, in Greek mythology, ancestor of the Pelasgians, or earliest inhabitants of Greece.
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 PREVIEWS - Under the Reading Lamp   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
See Sandberg’s silliness in the Pelasgus saga, and gaze upon the prototype man with no purpose, no motivation, but who is competent enough to manipulate his wife into work while he goes to play sports and hallucinate on the hashgun plant.
Over the mountain sits Pelasgus, who doodles and insinuates that Jack Kirby is God, and art is divine expression.
Aside from his craft, Pelasgus teaches his Adam and Eve disciples morality, love, and philosophy.
www.diamondcomics.com /previews/editorial/readinglamp/jupiter.html   (437 words)

  
 iComics.com
The first is "Pelasgus", the story of a strange-looking person who is shepherding a civilization through its infancy, trying to help it form laws and systems without becoming a dictator of beliefs and ideas.
Sandberg uses a style similar to that of Archie in some of the other stories to give it an additional punch; what's nice is that he understands when to do that and when to stick with a more realistic style.
On the plus side, "Pelasgus" is a pretty good story, and it's enough to make me want to see more.
www.icomics.com /rev_031000_jupiter.shtml   (460 words)

  
 PELASGIANS - Online Information article about PELASGIANS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Arcadia; and a later epic poet, Asius, describes Pelasgus as the first See also:
generation later repeats this blunder, and identifies this Argive and Arcadian Pelasgus with the Thessalian Pelasgus of Hecataeus.
Aeschylus (Supplices 1, sqq.) Pelasgus is earthborn, as in Asius, and rules a See also:
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 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Founding Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Greek writers claimed that Pelasgus, the great ancestor of the Pelasgians was the first man. The Pelasgians were a combination of diverse Black tribes which included the Achaeans, Kadmeans, and Leleges.
Strabo said "that the Pelasgi, as indeed the most ancient nation, were diffused through all Greece, and especially among the Aeolians".
The city of Argo was founded by Phoroneus, the father of Pelasgus, Iasus and Agenor.
www.ignut.com /webpages/articles_details.aspx?articles_id=18   (2751 words)

  
 3308.00.excompcontr.html
This analysis is not complete, and it is intended to offer an example of the way you are expected to identify similarities and differences, and then write some observations.
Let us now return to Pelasgus, who, Acusilaus says, was a son of Zeus and Niobe, as we have supposed, but Hesiod declares him to have been a son of the soil.
And wishing like his father to wean his subjects from unrighteousness he said that Zeus constantly visited him in the likeness of a stranger, to view the righteous and the unrighteous.
www.hfac.uh.edu /mcl/classics/3308/excompcontr.html   (777 words)

  
 Comic Book Clearing House Preview Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Meanwhile, Pelasgus is hanging out in the desert in an attempt to articulate some self-evident truths.
The bureaucrats won't dig this comic, I guarentee that this zine will cause confusion and vertigo among the mental midgets.
John Porcellino described Pelasgus as a "brave new kooky world...
www.sonic.net /~comix/ptext/424.htm   (268 words)

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