Classical Myths in English Literature

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LABDACUS (lăb'dȧ·kûs) was a king of THEBES.

LABYRINTH (lăb'î·rĭnth), an intricate maze on Crete in which the Minotaur was imprisoned, was built by DAEDALUS.

LACEDAEMON (lăs'゘·dē'm゗n) was the son of Zeus and a Nymph Taygeta. He married Sparta, and because he succeeded in uniting the various peoples of Laconia, he became king of the region and gave both his own and his wife's name to the chief city and to the area. Thus the Laconians, famous for their military prowess, are also known in mythology and history both as the Spartans and the Lacedaemonians.

LACHESIS (lăk'゘·sĭs) is one of the three Fates. See FATE.

LACONIA (lȧ·kō'nĭ·ȧ) was a name of the country first ruled by LACEDAEMON.

LADON (lā'd゗n), a dragon, helps to guard the golden apples of the Hesperides. See HERACLES.

LADUS (lā'dûs) was the son of Omphale and HERACLES. LAERTES (lā·゘r'tēz) was the father of ODYSSEUS.

LAESTRYGONIANS (lĕs'trĭ·gō'nĭ·ȧnz), or Lestrygonians, fought against ODYSSEUS.

LAIUS (lā'yûs), the father of Oedipus, was a king of THEBES. LAOCOÖN (lā·ŏk'゗·wŏn) was the Trojan priest of Poseidon who feared the Greeks even when they bore gifts. See TROJAN WAR.

LAODAMIA (lā'゗·dȧ·mī'ȧ) persuaded the gods to bring her husband Protesilaus back to her from Hades for three hours. See TROJAN WAR.

LAPITHS (lăp'ĭths) were a Thessalian people who warred continually against the Centaurs. See THESEUS.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Contents xi
  • How to Use This Book xiii
  • Greek Myth and the Poets 1
  • A 13
  • C 101
  • D 126
  • E 139
  • G 165
  • H 171
  • J 224
  • L 227
  • N 230
  • O 238
  • Q 322
  • S 322
  • T 326
  • U 348
  • X 408
  • Z 411
  • Literary References 425
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