Amphitryon



the husband of the virtuous Alcmene, whom Zeus seduced by assuming the form of Amphitryon, resulting in the birth of Hercules.
Historical Examples

I say I am Sosia, Amphitryon’s man; what reason have you to urge against it?
Dryden’s Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant John Dryden

Vavasour liked to be the Amphitryon of a cluster of personal enemies.
Tancred Benjamin Disraeli

With a menu for the table, according to the price which the Amphitryon chooses to incur.
The Fitz-Boodle Papers William Makepeace Thackeray

Has not my master, Amphitryon, commanded me to come here to Alcmene his wife?
Amphitryon Moliere

There is a portrait which would do credit to our Amphitryon.
Garrick’s Pupil Auguston Filon

What did Amphitryon obtain as his share of all the plunder taken from our enemies?
Amphitryon Moliere

Host; it came to have this meaning from an incident in the story of Amphitryon, a character in Greek legend.
Essays Ralph Waldo Emerson

We shall not suffer this strange combat of Amphitryon against himself.
Amphitryon Moliere

Upon the whole matter, if Amphitryon takes the favour of Jupiter in patience, as from a god, he’s a good heathen.
Dryden’s Works (8 of 18): Amphitryon; King Arthur; Cleomenes; Love Triumphant John Dryden

(In a cloud,) Behold, Amphitryon, who has imposed on you; under his own aspect you see Jupiter.
Amphitryon Moliere

noun
(Greek myth) the grandson of Perseus and husband of Alcmene

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