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Euripides, Hercules Furens, 23-25


nanto free the world of savage monsters, whether it was that Hera goaded him to submit to this, or that fate was leagued against him. Other toils he has accomplished, and last of all has he passed through the mouth of Taenarus into the halls of Hades to drag to the light


nanto free the world of savage monsters, whether it was that Hera goaded him to submit to this, or that fate was leagued against him. Other toils he has accomplished, and last of all has he passed through the mouth of Taenarus into the halls of Hades to drag to the light


nanthat hound with three bodies, and from there he has never returned. Now there is an ancient legend among the race of Cadmus that a certain Lycus in days gone by was husband to Dirce, and he was king of this city with its seven towers, before Amphion and Zethus, sons of Zeus


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1. Homer, Iliad, 8.367-8.369 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

8.367. /send me forth to succour him. Had I but known all this in wisdom of my heart when Eurystheus sent him forth to the house of Hades the Warder, to bring from out of Erebus the hound of loathed Hades, then had he not escaped the sheer-falling waters of Styx. 8.368. /send me forth to succour him. Had I but known all this in wisdom of my heart when Eurystheus sent him forth to the house of Hades the Warder, to bring from out of Erebus the hound of loathed Hades, then had he not escaped the sheer-falling waters of Styx. 8.369. /send me forth to succour him. Had I but known all this in wisdom of my heart when Eurystheus sent him forth to the house of Hades the Warder, to bring from out of Erebus the hound of loathed Hades, then had he not escaped the sheer-falling waters of Styx.
2. Homer, Odyssey, 11.623-11.626 (8th cent. BCE - 7th cent. BCE)

3. Euripides, Hercules Furens, 1001-1015, 110-111, 1190-1192, 1252, 1269-1278, 1306, 1309-1310, 1367-1370, 140-164, 172, 181, 20-21, 225-226, 228-232, 24-25, 252-257, 339-347, 361-363, 389, 394-399, 4, 400-402, 408-418, 422, 436-441, 48, 5, 520-522, 531, 543, 565-573, 609, 613, 62, 631-632, 636-700, 850-851, 876-878, 91-92, 922-1000 (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)

1000. with one shaft laid low his wife and child. Then in wild gallop he starts to slay his aged father; but there came a phantom, as it seemed to us on-lookers, of Pallas, with plumed helm, brandishing a spear; and she hurled a rock against the breast of Heracles
4. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 3.25.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.25.5. Some of the Greek poets state that Heracles brought up the hound of Hades here, though there is no road that leads underground through the cave, and it is not easy to believe that the gods possess any underground dwelling where the souls collect. But Hecataeus of Miletus gave a plausible explanation, stating that a terrible serpent lived on Taenarum, and was called the hound of Hades, because any one bitten was bound to die of the poison at once, and it was this snake, he said, that was brought by Heracles to Eurystheus.


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andromache Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 615
cerberus Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
characters, minor Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 914
characters Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 220
delphi Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 615
electra Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 914
epi tainaro saturoi (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
epigonoi, the epigones (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
epigonoi (aeschylus) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
eris (strife) (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
fragments, of sophocles works Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
heracles, in the underworld Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
heracles Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 205, 220, 615
hermes Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 914
hippolytus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 914
iris Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 205
kyriakou, p. xxii Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 914
lloyd, m. Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 615
mêchanê Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 205
peripeteia/ae Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 205
plays, lost Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
proclus, on eris (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
realism Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 615
satyrs at taenarum, the (sophocles) Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
skênê' Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 205
sophocles, lost plays and fragments of Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
taenarum Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
underworld, heracles in Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
zeus, and the trojan war Jouanna, Sophocles: A Study of His Theater in Its Political and Social Context (2018) 563
zeus Markantonatos, Brill's Companion to Euripides (2015) 220, 615