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Apollodorus, 2. 83 ff. 13. S. Kirk, Myth, Its Meanings and Functions in Ancient and Other Cultures (Berkeley and Los Angeles, 1970),. pp. 152-62. See also Charles Segal, "The Raw and the Cooked in Greek Literature: Structure, Values, Metaphor," CJ69:4 (1974): 289-300. 14. Homer, Iliad 1. ; 2. 742; 14. ; and Odyssey 21. ; Pindar, frag. 167 (Bergk); Apollonius Rhodius, 1. ; Ovid, Met. 12. 182 ff. 15. Hesiod, frag. 96, 49 ff. 16. Hesiod, Theogony, 1002; Apollonius Rhodius 2. , and schol. 17. c. Baur, Centaurs in Ancient Art, The Archaic Period (Berlin, 1912).

The Amazons were finally defeated and driven away, although their graves were pointed out to the curious in classical times and the Athenians celebrated the victory of the city over the mythical foe. 34 CENTAURS AND AMAZONS Ideas about Amazon culture were more elaborately developed than those concerning the Centaurs; the horse/men simply ate, drank, hunted in their mountains. The Amazons were said to worship Ares as well as Artemis, to be accomplished equestrians, and to love battle. 34 Unwilling to live permanently with men, they met yearly with a tribe of men to conceive children, or else took men by force.

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