Amphitryon


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Am·phit·ry·on

 (ăm-fĭt′rē-ən)
n. Greek Mythology
A king of Thebes and the husband of Alcmene.

Amphitryon

(æmˈfɪtrɪən)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the grandson of Perseus and husband of Alcmene

Am•phit•ry•on

(æmˈfɪ tri ən)

n.
(in Greek myth) the husband of the virtuous Alcmene, whom Zeus seduced by assuming the form of Amphitryon, resulting in the birth of Hercules.
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Amphitryon

[æmˈfɪtrɪən] NAnfitrión
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Well, then, Signor Aladdin," replied the singular amphitryon, "you heard our repast announced, will you now take the trouble to enter the dining-room, your humble servant going first to show the way?
Then I saw Alcmena, the wife of Amphitryon, who also bore to Jove indomitable Hercules; and Megara who was daughter to great King Creon, and married the redoubtable son of Amphitryon.
If by chance our Amphitryon changes his mind and receives only Porthos and myself, why, then, we must resort to heroic measures and each give two strokes instead of one.
Juno, again, suffered when the mighty son of Amphitryon wounded her on the right breast with a three-barbed arrow, and nothing could assuage her pain.
I may easily go into a great household where there is much substance, excellent provision for comfort, luxury, and taste, and yet not encounter there any Amphitryon who shall subordinate these appendages.
And her Heracles, the son of Zeus, of the house of Amphitryon, together with warlike Iolaus, destroyed with the unpitying sword through the plans of Athene the spoil-driver.
Photo: Some topflight Genevan chefs can be found atthe Bergues' haute cuisine restaurants, the Pavillion and the Amphitryon.
Banville said that his new novel would be 'loosely based' on Kleist's Amphitryon and narrated by the Mercury figure.
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During his final two years in Paris he was commissioned by King Gustav to arrange incidental music to accompany a staging of Moliere's musical comedy Amphitryon.
Limassol Municipal Library was founded in 1944, under Mayor Plouty Serva who created a 'library committee' comprising notable Limassolian personalities including Kostas Pilavakis, Amphitryon Ydraios, Panos Fassouliotis, Eracles Aggelides, Yiangos Potamites and Pythagoras Droussiotis.
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