Titanomachy


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Ti·ta·nom·a·chy

 (tī′tə-nŏm′ə-kē, tĭ-tăn′ə-măk′ē)
n. Greek Mythology
The battle in which Zeus and his siblings defeated their father Cronus and the other Titans.

[Greek Tītānomakhiā : Tītān, Titan + makhē, battle.]
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Titanomachy

(ˌtaɪtəˈnɒməkɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the unsuccessful revolt of the family of the Titan Iapetus against Zeus
[C19: from Greek titanomakhia, from Titan1 + makhē a battle]
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Titanomachy

battle between Titans, referring to the unsuccessful revolt of the family of Iapetus against Zeus.
See also: War
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The "Titanomachy", ascribed both to Eumelus of Corinth and to Arctinus of Miletus, began with a kind of Theogony which told of the union of Heaven and Earth and of their offspring the Cyclopes and the Hundred-handed Giants.
What links bound the "Titanomachy" to the Theben Cycle is not clear.
For his part, Hesiod seems to have been all too aware of this problem, for he discloses it in his Theogony in poetic form through the juxtaposition of the Titanomachy and Typhonomachy.
(15) Murgatroyd (2001,294) suggests that this accusation refers to the Titanomachy or Gigantomachy and, further, that Tibullus is raising the puella to the status of a diva.