Cynosarges

CYNOSARGES, æ, Gr. Κυνοσάργης, ου, ein Beynamen des Herkules, welchen er von dem Orte Cynosarges, zu Athen hatte, woselbst ihm ein eigener Altar errichtet war. Denn als dereinst Didymus, oder, wie ihn andere nennen, Diomus, ein Athenienser, opfern wollte, so kam ein weißer Hund und nahm ihm das Opferfleisch weg. Er befragete das Orakel deswegen, und das Orakel befahl ihm, an dem Orte, wo der Hund das Stück Fleisch hingetragen, dem Herkules einen Altar zu erbauen, welcher Ort denn von κύων, κυνός, Hund, und ἀργὸς, weiß, den Namen Cynosarges bekommen. Pausan. Att. c. 19. p. 33. Cf. Gyrald. Synt. X. p. 326.


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