The Battle of Gods and Gigantes (page 446)

Chapter 13: Herakles

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Od 10.105-24 – Homer, Odyssey

And before the city they met a maiden drawing water, the goodly daughter of Laestrygonian Antiphates, who had come down to the fair-flowing spring Artacia, from whence they were wont to bear water to the town. So they came up to her and spoke to her, [110] and asked her who was king of this folk, and who they were of whom he was lord. And she showed them forth with the high-roofed house of her father. Now when they had entered the glorious house, they found there his wife, huge as the peak of a mountain, and they were aghast at her. At once she called from the place of assembly the glorious Antiphates, [115] her husband, and he devised for them woeful destruction. Straightway he seized one of my comrades and made ready his meal, but the other two sprang up and came in flight to the ships. Then he raised a cry throughout the city, and as they heard it the mighty Laestrygonians came thronging from all sides, [120] a host past counting, not like men but like the Giants. They hurled at us from the cliffs with rocks huge as a man could lift, and at once there rose throughout the ships a dreadful din, alike from men that were dying and from ships that were being crushed. And spearing them like fishes they bore them home, a loathly meal.  Greek Text

Th 185-86 – Hesiod, Theogony

she bore the strong Erinyes and the great Giants with gleaming armour, holding long spears in their hands.  Greek Text

Th 954 – Hesiod, Theogony

Happy he! For he has finished his great work.  Greek Text

Hes fr 195.28-29 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 95, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Th 50-52 – Hesiod, Theogony

and again, they chant the race of men and strong giants, and gladden the heart of Zeus within Olympus,—the Olympian Muses, daughters of Zeus the aegis-holder.  Greek Text

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