Alcmene

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Alc·me·ne

 (ălk-mē′nē)
n. Greek Mythology
Amphitryon's wife, who gave birth to Hercules after being seduced by Zeus.

Alcmene

(ælkˈmiːnɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the mother of Hercules by Zeus who visited her in the guise of her husband, Amphitryon

Alc•me•ne

(ælkˈmi ni)

n.
(in Greek myth) the mother of Hercules by Zeus, who had assumed the form of her husband, Amphitryon.
References in classic literature ?
We never yet heard of such a woman; we know all about Tyro, Alcmena, Mycene, and the famous women of old, but they were nothing to your mother any one of them.
Diana and Venus, no doubt, abused the beautiful Alcmena and poor Io, when they condescended, for distraction's sake, to speak, amidst nectar and ambrosia, of mortal beauties, at the table of Jupiter.
At the close of the "Shield" Heracles goes on to Trachis to the house of Ceyx, and this warning suggests that the "Marriage of Ceyx" may have come immediately after the `Or such as was' of Alcmena in the "Eoiae": possibly Halcyone, the wife of Ceyx, was one of the heroines sung in the poem, and the original section was `developed' into the "Marriage", although what form the poem took is unknown.
Then there was the daughter of Phoenix, who bore me Minos and Rhadamanthus: there was Semele, and Alcmena in Thebes by whom I begot my lion-hearted son Hercules, while Semele became mother to Bacchus the comforter of mankind.
Con la intencion de que Alcmena no sospeche que la espia urde el siguiente plan: fingir ser Jupiter disfrazado de el mismo, o sea, de Anfitrion.
Segundo Silveira (1987), em Anfitriao ou Jupiter e Alcmena, a 'nota de originalidade portuguesa' de Antonio Jose em relacao a Plauto ou Moliere seriam as finezas poeticas e o Amor.
La respuesta a esta cuestion tiene lugar aproximadamente asi: el hijo de Alcmena no es otro que "el que fue al Olimpo" despues de haber llevado a cabo dos actividades completamente originales: "de toda la tierra exploro la superficie, y del mar canoso, de profundo risco; y establecio una ruta para los navegantes" (vv.
1553) is based on Plautus's Amphitryon, in which Jupiter disguises himself as the master of the house and, while he enjoys conjugal relations with Alcmena, posts Mercury on the door in the person of Sosia, Amphitryon's servant.
En la mitologia griega, Anfitrion era el rey de Tirinto, esposo de Alcmena; mientras Anfitrion estaba en campana, Zeus tomo la forma de este para seducir a Alcmena, y de este engano nacio Hercules.
Por ter nascido de uma uniao extraconjugal de Zeus com uma mortal, Alcmena, o heroi teve que, durante toda a sua vida, enfrentar o ciumes de Hera, esposa do deus, que mesmo antes de seu nascimento ja lhe impunha tarefas tidas como irrealizaveis para um simples mortal, que nao era o caso de Heracles.
Alcmena, horrified by her son's precocious behavior, consulted the seer Tiresias, who promptly assured her that Hercules had a glorious future.
Hercules era filho de Jupiter (ou Zeus na versao grega) e Alcmena, uma mortal.