(Rome, 1908), 18, and Memnon, ii.
Memnon the Rhodian, now in supreme command of the Persian fleet, saw the European coasts exposed and set out to raise Greece, where discontent always smouldered in Alexander's rear.
But Memnon died at the critical moment whilst laying siege to Mytilene and the great plan collapsed.
When his father was attacked by Memnon, he saved his life at the sacrifice of his own (Pindar, Pyth.
2; Memnon in C. Muller, Frag.
MEMNON, in Greek mythology, son of Tithonus and Eos (Dawn), king of the Aethiopians.
According to another account, Memnon was engaged in single combat with Ajax Telamonius, when Achilles slew him before his warriors had time to come to his aid (Dictys Cretensis iv.
The story of Memnon was the subject of the lost Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus; the chief source from which our knowledge of him is derived is the second book of the Posthomerica of Quintus Smyrnaeus (itself probably an adaptation of the works of Arctinus and Lesches), where his exploits and death are described at length.
As an Aethiopian,, Memnon was described as black, but was noted for his beauty.
The fight between Achilles and Memnon was often represented by Greek artists, as on the chest of Cypselus, and more than one Greek play was written bearing his name as a title.
In later times the tendency was to regard Memnon as a real historical figure.
In Egypt, the name of Memnon was connected with the colossal statues of Amenophis (Amenhotep) III.
This was supposed to be the voice of Memnon responding to the greeting of his mother Eos.
The supporters of the solar theory look upon Memnon as the son of the dawn, who, though he might vanish from sight for a time, could not be destroyed; hence the immortality bestowed upon him by Zeus.
Both Susa and Egyptian Thebes, where there was a Memnonion or temple in honour of the hero, were centres of sun-worship. "Eos, the mother of Memnon, is so transparently the morning, that her child must rise again as surely as the sun reappears to run his daily course across the heavens" (G.
Letronne, La Statue vocale de Memnon (1833); C. R.
Lepsius, Briefe aus A gypten (1852); "The Voice of Memnon" in Edinburgh Review (July 1886); article by R.
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Burckhardt, he was sent at Salt's charges to Thebes, whence he removed with great skill the colossal bust of Rameses II., commonly called Young Memnon, which he shipped for England, where it is in the British Museum.
Such are the Amazon stories, whose local range was very extensive, and the myths of Memnon and Pelops.
Most of them obeyed; Artabazus of Phrygia, who tried to resist and was supported by his brothersin-law, Mentor and Memnon of Rhodes, was defeated and fled to Philip of Macedon.
It told how Achilles, having slain the Amazon Penthesileia and Memnon, king of the Aethiopians, who had come to the assistance of the Trojans, was himself slain by Paris (Alexander), whose arrow was guided by Apollo to his vulnerable heel (Virgil, Aen.
The first five books, which cover the same ground as the Aethiopis of Arctinus of Miletus, describe the doughty deeds and deaths of Penthesileia the Amazon, of Memnon, son of the Morning, and of Achilles; the funeral games in honour of Achilles, the contest for the arms of Achilles and the death of Ajax.
In the end Theodosius decided to confirm the depositions which had been pronounced on both sides, and Cyril and Memnon as well as Nestorius were by his orders laid under arrest.
And III., the conquerors of Syria and makers of the empire, Amenophis III., the great builder, whose likeness is preserved in the colossi of Memnon, probably also his son, Amenophis IV.
224 (on Memnon); C. W.
On the west bank of the huge colossi of Memnon marked the entrance of his funerary temple, a magnificent building which was afterwards destroyed, and the great lake of Birket Habu was dug and embanked in front of his brick palace at the extreme south.
The "Memnon" temple of Amenophis III.
The temple of Amenophis III., to which the colossi of "Memnon" were attached, was again far forward of the line.
High and weighed about 1000 tons, surpassing the "Memnon" statues of Amenophis III.
The colossi known to the Greeks by the name of the Homeric hero Memnon, which look over the western plain of Thebes, represent this king and were placed before the entrance of his funerary temple, the rest of which has disappeared.
MEMNON OF RHODES, brother of Mentor, with whom he entered the services of the rebellious satrap Artabazus of Phrygia, who married his sister.
Mentor after the conquest of Egypt rose high in the favour of the king, and Memnon, who had taken refuge with Artabazus at the Macedonian court, became a zealous adherent of the Persian king; he assisted Mentor in subduing the rebellious satraps and dynasts in Asia Minor, and succeeded him as general of the Persian troops.
Whisker (D): Memnon (L), The Colonel (L).
It was not till late in the 4th century that civil dissension became a danger to the state, leaving it a prey to Idrieus, the dynast of Caria (346), and to the Persian admiral Memnon (333).
Having been dismissed by Timotheus (362) he joined the revolted satraps Memnon and Mentor in Asia, but soon lost their confidence, and was obliged to seek the protection of the Athenians.
In 34~ he reduced Egypt, and his generals Mentor and Memnon, with his vizier Bagoas (q.v.), crushed once and for all the resistance in Asia Minor.
36), the author of an Aethiopis dealing with the life and death of Memnon and of a poem on the Rhine.
To Photius we are indebted for almost all w possess of Ctesias, Memnon, Conon, the lost books of Diodorus Sictlus, and the lost writings of Arrian.
The Aethiopis shows us the allies of Troy reinforced by two peoples that are evidently creations of oriental fancy, the Amazons and Memnon with his Aethiopians.
By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
All poets and heroes, like Memnon, are the children of Aurora, and emit their music at sunrise.