The Children of Kronos: Zeus (page 57)

Chapter 2: The Olympians

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Hesiod Theogony 921-23

Last, he made blooming Hera his wife. After lying in love with the king of gods and men, she bore Hebe, Ares, and Eileithyia. (translated by Aaron J. Ivey). Greek Text

Homer Iliad 14.295-96

such as when [Zeus and Hera] indeed first lay in love, rolling in the bed, hidden from their dear parents (translated by Aaron J. Ivey). Greek Text

Athenagoras, Embassy for the Christians, fr. 58 Kern – Fragments of the Orphic writers cited according to O. Kern. Orphicorum Fragmenta, p. 138. Berlin 1922.

how Kronos cut out his father’s genitals and through him down from his chariot and how he murdered and swallowed his male children… (transl. Aaron J. Ivey) Greek Text

Hyginus, Fabulae 139

After Opis had borne Jove by Saturn, Juno asked her to give him to her, since Saturn and cast Orcus under Tartarus, and Neptune under the sea, because he knew that his son would rob him of the kingdom. When he had asked Opis for what she had borne, in order to devour it, Opis showed him a stone wrapped up like a baby; Saturn devoured it. When he realized what he had done, he started to hunt for Jove throughout the earth. Juno, however, took Jove to the island of Crete, and Amalthea, the child’s nurse, hung him in a cradle from a tree, so that he could be found neither in heaven nor on earth nor in the sea. And lest the cries of the baby be heard, she summoned youths and gave them small brazen shields and spears, and bade them go around the tree making a noise. In Greek they are called “Curetes”; others call them “Corybantes”; these [in Italy?], however are called “Lares.” Latin Text

Scholia Ab to Homer, Iliad 14.295-96 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 4, p. 59, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1877.

Greek Text

Scholia bT to Homer, Iliad 14.295-96 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 6, pp. 84-85, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1888.

Greek Text

Scholia A to Homer, Iliad 1.609 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 1, p. 69, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

Greek Text

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Edited by Aaron J. Ivey, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Classics, University of Georgia, July 2016.

Updated by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, July 2020

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