a daughter of Minyas who was driven mad for mocking Dionysus.
alcithoe and her sisters denied the divinity of Bacchus, and refused to join in his worship.
The Mysteries of All Nations James Grant
a son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle who commanded the second expedition against Thebes. He killed his mother for sending his father to certain death and was driven mad by the Furies. Historical Examples She asks for the necklace and Alcmaeon goes back to get it from Arsinoë. Euripedes and His Age Gilbert Murray Alcmaeon is […]
noun 7th century bc, Greek lyric poet Historical Examples There is not one Greek lyric devoted to what we should designate love, with perhaps something like an exception in alcman. The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III Various alcman won his laurels at Sparta by the composition of this kind of hymn. Studies of the Greek […]
- Alcmanic verse
a form of verse used in Greek drama and Latin dramatic poetry, composed in dactylic tetrameter.
the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband. Historical Examples Athene, moved with compassion, carried him to Alcmene, and entreated her kind offices on behalf of the poor little foundling. Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome E.M. Berens This is the chamber into which I am […]
a combining form representing alcohol, in compound words (alcogas), sometimes with the sense “using alcohol as fuel” (alcoboat; alcotruck).