Thêseus

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Thêseus

  1. Dated form of Theseus.
    • 1853, George Grote, History of Greece, page #485:
      So in regard to the legends of Greece, — Troy, Thêbes, the Argonauts, the Boar of Kalydôn, Hêraklês, Thêseus, Œdipus, — the conviction still holds in men’s minds, that there must be something true at the bottom ; and many readers of this work may be displeased, I fear, not to see conjured up before them the Eidôlon of an authentic history, even though the vital spark of evidence be altogether wanting.¹
    • 1893: Edward Augustus Freeman, Studies of Travel: Greece, page #36 (G. P. Putnam’s sons):
      If, as some say, the older dedication was really not to Thêseus but to Hêraklês, the parallel is in no way weakened, but rather strengthened.
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