Online Encyclopedia

EUMENIDES (from Gr. evµevtits, kindly...

Online Encyclopedia
Originally appearing in Volume V09, Page 889 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
Spread the word: del.icio.us del.icio.us it!
EUMENIDES (from Gr. evµevtits, kindly; di, well, and jAvos, disposition), the " kindly ones," a euphemism for the Furies or Erinyes (q.v.). They give their name to a famous play by Aeschylus (q.v.), written in glorification of the old religion and aristocratic government of Athens, in opposition to the new democracy of the Periclean period.
End of Article: EUMENIDES (from Gr. evµevtits, kindly; di, well, and jAvos, disposition)
[back]
EUMENES (c. 360-316 B.C.)
[next]
EUMENIUS (c. A.D. 260-311)

Additional information and Comments

There are no comments yet for this article.
» Add information or comments to this article.
Please link directly to this article:
Highlight the code below, right click and select "copy." Paste it into a website, email, or other HTML document.