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dc.contributor.authorLagos, Constantine
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-24T00:39:05Z
dc.date.available2010-03-24T00:39:05Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.identifier.citationLagos, Constantine 2009. Lemnian Chryse in Myth and Reality. In E. Close, G. Couvalis, G. Frazis, M. Palaktsoglou, and M. Tsianikas (eds.) "Greek Research in Australia: Proceedings of the Biennial International Conference of Greek Studies, Flinders University June 2007", Flinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greek: Adelaide, 11-20.en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0725811341
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/8059
dc.description.abstractAncient literary sources record a number of small islands with the name Chryse in the Greek world. The most famous of these was located off the coast of Lemnos. The Lemnian Chryse first appears in mythology in the context of the Argonautic Expedition, when Jason erected there an altar in honour of Athena, or a local nymph. Ancient vase paintings depict the altar as a mound, something that literary sources also seem to allude to. Chryse’s altar was protected by a tutelary snake which became notorious for biting the hero Philoctetes. This event occurred when the Achaeans stopped at Chryse on their way to attack Troy. However, the Lemnian Chryse is not just a myth. Appian confirms that the island did exist in 73 BC, when a battle took place there between the Romans and an army of Mithridates 6th of Pontus. According to Pausanias, Chryse sunk in the sea not long before his time. This paper will present all evidence relating to Chryse and argue that its “catastrophe” was not total and that part of the island may still be above the Aegean Sea.en
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dc.publisherFlinders University Department of Languages - Modern Greeken
dc.subjectGreek Researchen
dc.subjectGreeceen
dc.subjectAustraliaen
dc.subjectConstantine Lagosen
dc.titleLemnian Chryse in Myth and Realityen
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