- Title Pages
- Translator's Note
- Prologue on Olympus
Part OneThe Story of Alcmene Saved by the Weasel
The Woman in Labor
The First Identity of the Rescuer
Dissonance? Pliny and Birth through the Mouth
The Forest of Symbols Is Full of Animals
The Weasel-Rescuer Is a Complicated Character
Wilde Frau, Savage Midwife
An Encyclopedia without Footnotes
- Conclusion: Alcmene's Thoughts
- (p.27)  The Story
- Women & Weasels
- 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.
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