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The ancient Titans (1)

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04 Religious and philosophical literature and poetry

01 Religious and ideological doctrines and imagery

4th century CE
Roman Empire
Roman philosophers and scholars

Servius, Scholia on Aeneas 6.580:
‘Ancient’, i.e. first. For she (= the Earth) bore the Titans to oppose Saturn, and the Giants later to oppose Jupiter. And the legends have it that the Titans were created by Earth when she was angry with the gods, to avenge her; that is why they are named Titans, from the Greek tisis, ‘vengeance’. Of them, the Sun-god alone is related to have abstained from assaulting the gods; hence he earned a place in heaven.

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Servius, Scholia on Aeneas 6.580


West 2002, 112West, Martin L. “'Eumelos'. A Corinthian Epic Cycle?.” Journal of Hellenic Studies 122 (2002) 109-133. [JSTOR (requires subscription)]

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