Clash of the Titans by Alan Dean Foster

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By Alan Dean Foster


He used to be Perseus, son of Zeus and Danae, born in shame, exiled to perish at sea, fated to outlive at heavenly caprice -- till he met his love, defied the Gods and dared to struggle them or die.

She was once Andromeda, enslaved via her personal good looks which beggared the heavens and taken a curse upon her urban, her domestic, her heart....until Perseus accredited the Devil's personal problem, responded the lethal riddle and rode forth on his winged horse Pegasus to assert his love and to stand the final of the Titans, armed simply with a bloody hand, a witche's curse, and a severed head...

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J. N. Bremmer & N. M. Horsfall; BICS 52: London. 1987) 12-24: L. MALTEN. Aeneas. ARlV 29 (1931) 33-59; R. M. OGILVIE. A COII/memary on Liv)' Books }-5 (Oxford 1965) 33-34; W. PAPE. revised by G. E. BENSElER. Worterb/lch der griechisclzen Eigelllwmen (Braunschweig 1884); J. PERRET. US Origines de la Jegende tro)'enne de Rome (28} -31) (Paris 1942) (but cf. A. Momigliano's review in JRS 35 (1945) 99-104J. K. DOWDEN AGREEMENT i:iil' I. The Hebrew word cedilt. fonnally an abstract noun (GK § 86 k) but perhaps originally a pluml (cf.

FOSSUM, The Name of God alld the Allgel of the Lord. Samaritan and Jewish Concepts of Imen"ediatioll alld the Origill of Gnosticism (WUNT 36; TUbingen 1985); C. H. GORDON, Notcs on Proper Namcs in the Ebla Tablets, in: Eblaite Personal Names and Semitic Name-giving (A. ; ARES I; Roma 1988) 153- I58; R. S. 223-225; M. MACH, Em- wickillngsstadien des jiidischen Engelg/allbens ill \'orrabbinischer Zeit (TSAJ 34; TGbingen 1992); K. SEYBOLD. ";;:J htrbcel, nVAT2 (1974) 334-343. B. BECKING ABo~nNA TION I.

Its inhabitant'i could have revered gods with West Semitic names. Yet a location in Syria also deserves serious consideration, in view of the fact that Sepharvaim is mentioned after Hamath and Arpad in both 2 Kgs 18:34 and 19: 13 (DAY 1989:46). Since P. I). many scholars have accepted Adadmelech as a form of Hadad-melcch, -+'Hadad is king'. encouraged by the reading of Adad-milki in cuneiform sources (so J. A. MONTGOMERY & H. S. GEHMAN. Killgs [Edinburgh 1951] 476; DRIVER 1958; M. COGAN & H. tOR, /I Kings [New York 1988] 212).

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