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Women & WeaselsMythologies of Birth in Ancient Greece and Rome$
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Maurizio Bettini and Emlyn Eisenach

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226044743

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226039961.001.0001

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The Story

The Story

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Women & Weasels

Maurizio Bettini

University of Chicago Press

This chapter analyzes the story of Alcmene and the weasel. It considers different versions of Alcmene's tale as told by Pausanias, Ovid, Libanius, Antoninus Liberalis, Aelian, and Istros. It also discusses the significance of the myth of Galanthis, the woman/weasel who helped Alcmene during her impossible delivery.

Keywords:   Alcmene, weasel, mythology, Pausanias, Ovid, Libanius, Antoninus Liberalis, Aelian, Istros, Galanthis

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