Ctesippus

Summary

The name Ctesippus may also refer to a character in Plato's Euthydemus and Lysis, and to a historical figure, see Leptines and Against Leptines.

In Greek mythology, the name Ctesippus (/tɪˈsɪp.əs/;[1] Ancient Greek: Κτήσιππος means 'possessing horses') may refer to:

  • Ctessipus, son of Heracles by Deianira.[2] He was the father of Thrasyanor, grandfather of Antimachus and great-grandfather of Deiphontes.[3] Thersander, son of Agamedidas, is also given as his great-grandson.[4]
  • Ctesippus, another son of Heracles by Astydameia the daughter of Amyntor or Ormenius.[5]
  • Ctessipus, two of the suitors of Penelope, one from Same, and the other from Ithaca.[6] The rich and "lawless" Ctesippus of Same, son of Polytherses, who has 'fabulous wealth' appears in the Odyssey; he mocks the disguised Odysseus and hurls a bull's hoof at him as a 'gift', mocking xenia, though Odysseus dodges this. Telemachus says if he had hit the guest, he would have run Ctesippus through with his spear.[7] Later, in the battle between Odysseus and the suitors, Ctesippus attempts to kill Eumaeus with a spear, but misses due to Athena's intervention, though scratches Eumaeus's shoulder, and is thereupon himself killed by Philoetius, who thus avenges the disrespect towards his master.[8]

Notes

  1. ^ John Walker, Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, Scripture Proper Names
  2. ^ Apollodorus, 2.7.8
  3. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.19.1
  4. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 3.16.6
  5. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.37.4; Apollodorus, 2.7.8
  6. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.28 & 30
  7. ^ Homer, Odyssey 20.288–300
  8. ^ Homer, Odyssey 22.279–290; Apollodorus, Epitome 7.33

References

  • Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
  • Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888–1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, PH.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1919. ISBN 978-0674995611. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
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