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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A mountain, 1,410 m (4,623 ft) high, of southeast Greece. It was considered sacred to Dionysus and the Muses.

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  • BOOK XI V. "Cithaeron" (6): Oedipus utters this cry after discovering that he has fulfilled his awful doom, he was exposed on Cithaeron as an infant to die, and the cry implies that he wishes he had died there.

    Meditations

  • Ah! would that Cithaeron had sunk into hell's yawning abyss, in that it slew me not!

    The Phoenissae

  • Oh! to reach a spot where cursed Cithaeron ne'er shall see me more nor I Cithaeron with mine eyes; where no memorial of the thyrsus is set up!

    The Bacchantes

  • Cithaeron, where the dazzling flakes of pure white snow ne'er cease to fall.

    The Bacchantes

  • Scattered lies his corpse, part beneath the rugged rocks, and part amid the deep dark woods, no easy task to find; but his poor head hath his mother made her own, and fixing it upon the point of a thyrsus, as it had been a mountain lion's, she bears it through the midst of Cithaeron, having left her sisters with the

    The Bacchantes

  • But he, yielding to his lust in a drunken fit, begat a son of me, and when his babe was born, conscious of his sin and of the god's warning, he gave the child to shepherds to expose in Hera's meadow on mount Cithaeron, after piercing his ankles with iron spikes; whence it was that Hellas named him Oedipus.

    The Phoenissae

  • But he, yielding to his lust in a drunken fit, begat a son of me, and when his babe was born, conscious of his sin and of the god's warning, he gave the child to shepherds to expose in Hera's meadow on mount Cithaeron, after piercing his ankles with iron spikes; whence it was that Hellas named him Oedipus.

    The Phoenissae

  • Oh! to reach a spot where cursed Cithaeron ne'er shall see me more nor I Cithaeron with mine eyes; where no memorial of the thyrsus is set up!

    The Bacchantes

  • Ah! would that Cithaeron had sunk into hell's yawning abyss, in that it slew me not!

    The Phoenissae

  • Cithaeron, where the dazzling flakes of pure white snow ne'er cease to fall.

    The Bacchantes

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