The Aloadai (page 170)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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ApB 1.7.4 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Canace had by Poseidon Hopleus and Nireus and Epopeus and Aloeus and Triops. Aloeus wedded Iphimedia, daughter of Triops.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai(Catalogue of Women) fr 19 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 12, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Homer, Odyssey 11.305-20

And after her I saw Iphimedeia, wife of Aloeus, who declared that she had lain with Poseidon. She bore two sons, but short of life were they, godlike Otus, and far-famed Ephialtes—men whom the earth, the giver of grain, reared as the tallest, and far the comeliest, after the famous Orion. For at nine years they were nine cubits in breadth and in height nine fathoms. Yea, and they threatened to raise the din of furious war against the immortals in Olympus. They were fain to pile Ossa on Olympus, and Pelion, with its waving forests, on Ossa, that so heaven might be scaled. And this they would have accomplished, if they had reached the measure of manhood; but the son of Zeus, whom fair-haired Leto bore, slew them both before the down blossomed beneath their temples and covered their chins with a full growth of beard.  Greek Text

Homer, Iliad 5.385-91

So suffered Ares, when Otus and mighty Ephialtes, the sons of Aloeus, bound him in cruel bonds, and in a brazen jar he lay bound for thirteen months; and then would Ares, insatiate of war, have perished, had not the stepmother of the sons of Aloeus, the beauteous Eëriboea, [390] brought tidings unto Hermes; and he stole forth Ares, that was now sore distressed, for his grievous bonds were overpowering him.  Greek Text

Scholia bT at Homer, Iliad 5.385 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 3, pp. 348-49, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Pindar, Pythian 4.88-89

And they say that the sons of Iphimedeia—Otus and you, bold lord Ephialtes—died in splendid Naxos Greek Text

Pindar fr 162 SM – Pindarus 2, p. 120, ed. B. Snell and H. Maehler. Leipzig 1975.

(Otos and Ephialtes) falling swiftly down a ladder to the lofty sky  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

ApB 1.7.4 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And Ephialtes wooed Hera, and Otus wooed Artemis; moreover they put Ares in bonds. However, Hermes rescued Ares by stealth, and Artemis killed the Aloads in Naxos by a ruse. For she changed herself into a deer and leaped between them, and in their eagerness to hit the quarry they threw their darts at each other.  Greek Text

Scholia at Pindar, Pythian 4.156a – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, Vol. 2, pp. 120-21, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1903.

Greek Text

Scholia bT at Homer, Iliad 5.385 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 3, pp. 348-49, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2022

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