Tityus

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Tityus

(tit′ē-ŭs) [L. Tityus, fr Gr. Tityos, the name of a giant]
A genus of scorpions of the family Buthidae found principally in Central and South America.
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rupta si mole Typhoeus prosiliat, vinclis Tityos si membra resolvat, si furor Enceladi proiecta mugiat Aetna, opposito Stilichone cadent.
Jupiter reflects the desired combination of vis and consilium by on the one hand crushing the hostile warriors 44 fulmine sustulerit caduco--and on the other his righteous government of the universe--48 imperio regit unus aequo.(4) Apollo's bow, traditionally wielded against malefactors like Tityos and the Niobids, matches Jupiter's thunderbolt as an emblem of force, while the aesthetic and religious accents of Horace's description evocatively cast Phoebus as a civilizing figure.
In Hades, Odysseus sees not only heroes like Achilles and Agamemnon, but also Tityos, Sisyphus, and Tantalus, who are suffering great punishments.