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date: 02 December 2022

Iphislocked

Iphislocked

  • Herbert Jennings Rose

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Iphis, in mythology, (1) father of *Eteoclus, one of the *Seven against Thebes, and of *Evadne(2), wife of *Capaneus. (2) A young Cypriot, who loved Anaxarete, a noblewoman of that island. She would have none of him, and he finally hanged himself at her door; she looked, unmoved, from her window, and was turned by Aphrodite into stone. The resulting image was called Aphrodite prospiciens (ἐκκύπτουσα ?).

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  • Roman Myth and Religion

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