from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology A young hunter who, having inadvertently observed Artemis while she was bathing, was turned by her into a stag and killed by his own dogs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The representative genus of the molluscan family Actæonidæ. Originally written Acteon.
  • n. Montfort, 1810. Also Tornatella.
  • n. A genus of abranchiate gastropodous mollusks, of the family Elysiidæ (which see): a synonym of Elysia.


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  • This issue is a Superman story from which Superman is absent--every scene except the Akteon-Holt takedown and is Mr. Akteon's name supposed to recall Actaeon or Mr. Action? includes at least one character directly associated with him, even Maggie Sawyer and Shockwave.

    Archive 2006-05-01

  • The good news is that the Heritage Memorial Lottery Fund, after a meeting yesterday, has committed £10m to the National Gallery and National Galleries of Scotland campaign to purchase Titian's Diana and Actaeon, which is being sold for £50m.

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  • In front of Titian's Diana and Actaeon in 2008, he explained: "When something is really convincing, I don't think about how it was done, I think about the effect on me."

    Lucian Freud obituary

  • The globe-trotting history of Titian's masterpiece "Diana and Actaeon," which goes on view Oct. 17 at Atlanta's High Museum of Art, begins with the Roman poet Ovid's tale of a goddess who transforms a man into a deer after he spies her taking a bath.

    Diana's Journey From Royal Chambers to Atlanta

  • So far, the museums have raised enough to buy "Diana and Actaeon," which they're sending now on a fund-raising tour to museums like the High in hopes of buying the second piece by 2012.

    Diana's Journey From Royal Chambers to Atlanta

  • We went up to the NG in the afternoon to look at the Titians, the announcement having been made the day before that "Diana and Actaeon" has been bought for the nation.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • I wondered if Actaeon had done anything to deserve his unpleasant fate.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • It took a national campaign mounted jointly by the National Galleries of Scotland and the National Gallery in London to raise £50m to keep Titian's Diana and Actaeon – generally agreed to be one of the greatest paintings in the world – in the UK.

    Why last week's Turner auction made me queasy

  • "Titian and the Golden Age of Venetian Painting" is the rare opportunity to see Titian's stellar "Diana and Actaeon" and "Diana and Callisto" side by side.

    Motherwell and Modern Life

  • Actaeon being turned into a stag,” Will said, and related the entire legend.

    Secrets of the Tudor Court


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