Chrysothemis or Khrysothemis ( ; / / Ancient Greek: Χρυσόθεμις, "Golden Justice"), is a name ascribed to several characters in Greek mythology. [1 ]
Most prominently among these, Chrysothemis was a daughter of
Agamemnon and Clytemnestra. Unlike her sister, [2 ] Electra, Chrysothemis did not protest or enact vengeance against their mother for having an affair with Aegisthus and then killing their father.
She appears in
Sophocles's . Electra
Other characters named Chrysothemis include:
Chrysothemis, the first winner of the oldest contest held at the
Pythian Games, the singing of a hymn to Apollo. He was a son of Demeter and Carmanor, the priest who cleansed Apollo for the killing of Python. [6 ] Chrysothemis, an ancient Greek sculptor.
^ Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1)
^ Homer, , Iliad 9.287; , Bibliotheca Epitome 2.16
^ Hyginus, Fabulae 170
^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 5.62; Hyginus, Poetic Astronomy 2.25; Rigoglioso, p. 113; Smith (1873), "Rhoeo ", "Pa'rthenos "
^ Walters. p. 92
^ Smith (1873), "Chryso'themis" (1); Pausanias, Description of Greece 10.7.2; Manas, p. 121; Avery, p. 284 Grimal, "Carmanor" p. 89
^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6.10.5; Smith (1873) "Chryso'themis " (2); Smith (1890). "STATUA´RIA ARS".
References [ edit ]
Avery, Catherine B.
The New Century Classical Handbook, Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1962. p. 284. Grimal, Pierre,
, Wiley-Blackwell, 1996, The Dictionary of Classical Mythology ISBN 978-0-631-20102-1. "Carmanor" Manas, John H.,
Divination Ancient and Modern: An Historical Archaeological and Philosophical Approach to Seership and Christian Religion, Kessinger Publishing, 2004. ISBN 978-1-4179-4991-5. p. 121 Walters, Henry Beauchamp and Samuel Birch,
History of ancient pottery: Greek, Etruscan, and Roman, Volume 2, J. Murray, 1905. p.92.
Perseus Encyclopedia, "Chrysothemis" Rigoglioso, Marguerite,
The Cult of Divine Birth in Ancient Greece, Macmillan, 2009. ISBN 978-0-230-61477-2. p. 113.
Smith, William; , London (1873). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology
Smith, William; , London (1890). A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities