centauromachy definition

  • noun:
    • A fight where centaurs participate, -- a standard motif for relief sculpture, like in the Parthenon metopes.
    • A fight where centaurs get involved, -- a standard motif for relief sculpture, like in the Parthenon metopes.
    • In art and archaeology, a contest for which centaurs participate; especially, a fight between centaurs and guys; in Greek misconception, a battle between Hercules therefore the centaurs, or amongst the Lapithæ, aided by the Athenians, in addition to centaurs.
    • In art and archaeology, a contest which centaurs take part; specifically, a fight between centaurs and men; in Greek misconception, a battle between Hercules as well as the centaurs, or involving the Lapithæ, along with the Athenians, and also the centaurs.
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