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n. Greek Mythology
A hunter who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a footrace. She was outrun by Hippomenes, who won by dropping along the course three golden apples, which she paused to pick up.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a maiden who agreed to marry any man who could defeat her in a running race. She lost to Hippomenes when she paused to pick up three golden apples that he had deliberately dropped


(ˌæt lˈæn tə)

a virgin huntress of Greek myth, who promised to marry the suitor who could beat her in a foot race.
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Laurie reached the goal first and was quite satisfied with the success of his treatment, for his Atalanta came panting up with flying hair, bright eyes, ruddy cheeks, and no signs of dissatisfaction in her face.
One of the rowers was a beautiful young woman, named Atalanta.
This summary shows the general principle of arrangement of the "Catalogues": each line seems to have been dealt with in turn, and the monotony was relieved as far as possible by a brief relation of famous adventures connected with any of the personages -- as in the case of Atalanta and Hippomenes (frag.
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h)2-1 Verona (a) 2-1 Atalanta (a) 1-0 Torino (h) 3-0 Torino (h) 0-0 Atalanta (a) 0-2* B Munich (a) 0-0 Chievo (a) 0-2 Napoli (h) 3-1 Empoli Key stat Roma have a seven-out-ofseven record at home in Serie A Leading scorers Roma Shirt no.
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