Pirithoüs

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Pirithoüs

(paɪˈrɪθəʊəs)
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(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a prince of the Lapiths, who accomplished many great deeds with his friend Theseus
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Never again can I behold such men as Pirithous and Dryas shepherd of his people, or as Caeneus, Exadius, godlike Polyphemus, and Theseus son of Aegeus, peer of the immortals.
Pirithous descends to the underworld on a madcap scheme of kidnapping Proserpina and taking her home as his wife.
Part one, on "Fiction and Empire," first lays the groundwork of the argument concerning metamorphosis and perspective with exemplary readings of the Io and Daphne episodes, enriched with attention to the multiple narrative levels of the Pirithous episode as they evoke friction between the domains of truth-telling and fiction.