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Greek Myth XLIII: Pseudo-Apollodorus’s Bibliotheca Book III, Chapter II – Catreus, or Agamemnon’s Dad is Who Again?

Catreus has some kids, and they also have some kids, and that’s the story in today’s episode.

Discussion Prompts

  1. How fast of a runner is Apemosyne? Tell her story from her point of view.
  2. What do you think would have happened if Catreus hadn’t hid the oracles? Or hadn’t gone to the oracle at all? What does this say about fate and/or free will?
  3. Fill in the details on Clymene and Aerope and their marriages.
  4. Which translation are you reading? How does it differ from how I described this bit of mythology based on the Frazer translation?

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I have a BA in History and Classical Civilization from Loyola University Chicago and an MPH from Western Michigan University. I've been a geometry teacher, a religion teacher, a writing tutor. I'm a writer, a knitter, a dancer, a singer, an actor. And, yes, for fun I like to reread everything that was assigned while getting my classics degree.

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