Rhadamanthys (page 260 upper)

Chapter 8: Minos and Krete

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ApB 2.4.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And Rhadamanthys, son of Zeus, married Alcmena after the death of Amphitryon, and dwelt as an exile at Ocaleae in Boeotia.  Greek Text

Lys 28.5 – Plutarch, Lysandros

And near by is also the memorial of Alcmene; for she was buried there, as they say, having lived with Rhadamanthus after the death of Amphitryon.   Greek Text

Σ Lyk 50 – Scholia to Lykophron, Alexandra – Lykophronis Alexandra 2, pp. 37-38, ed E. Scheer. Berlin 1908.

Greek Text

43 Kritias, Rhadamanthys fr 15 Sn – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 1, pp. 178-79, ed. B. Snell. Göttingen 1971.

43 Kritias, Rhadamanthys fr 17 Sn – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta 1, pp. 179-80, ed. B. Snell. Göttingen 1971.

We (mortals) have all sorts of passions in life. For one man desires to acquire noble birth, while another has no concern for this, but he wishes to be called the father of many possessions in his house. And it is satisfying to another man to persuade his neighbors with wicked boldness, speaking nothing wholesome from his heart. Others seek shameful profits ahead of what is fine/noble among mortals. Thus the life of men is a deviation (from what is right). But I myself do not desire to meet with any of these things, and I would wish my reputation to have glory.  (Transl. Nick Gardner)

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Edited by Nick Gardner, Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Classics, Univ. of Georgia, April 24, 2016.

Updated edited by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, April 2023.

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