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the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of Amphitryon, her husband.
Historical Examples

Frederick was seated in his arm-chair, upon his lap Alkmene, when the crown prince entered.
Old Fritz and the New Era Louise Muhlbach

Alkmene let the pen fall, and looked up at the king intently.
Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach

“Yes, Alkmene is the court-lady to-day, and Diana the companion,” he nodded.
Old Fritz and the New Era Louise Muhlbach

Profound silence reigned in the chamber for a moment, until Alkmene crept out from under the chair and again howled piteously.
Goethe and Schiller L. Mhlbach

Jupiter personates Amphitruo, and so gains admission to his wife, Alkmene!
The Religious Experience of the Roman People W. Warde Fowler

(Greek myth) the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon


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