- a nymph who brought up the infant Zeus on the milk of a goat: in some versions she is the goat rather than a nymph.
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Others claim that it was the goat of Amalthaea, which fed Jupiter with her milk.The Ruins
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Aulus Gellius says that Amalthaea burnt the books in the king's presence.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1
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