Examples from the Web for atalanta
Atalanta is a young princess, and her father has decreed she must marry whichever man wins a footrace.
It's so funny—it's so long since I've seen your hair, Atalanta, dear.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
Before Hardwick could accept or refuse, she sprang up the narrow winding path as lightly as Atalanta.A Son of Perdition|Fergus Hume
I felt inclined to wave my hat in the air, and cry, ‘Bravo, Atalanta!’Not Like Other Girls|Rosa N. Carey
Even if Prince Meleager had lived, it is doubtful if he could ever have won Atalanta to be his wife.Old Greek Folk Stories Told Anew|Josephine Preston Peabody
If you do not, he'll be with you again, like Atalanta in the fable, and make you drop another of your golden apples.Dryden's Works Vol. 3 (of 18)|John Dryden
in Greek mythology the daughter of king Schoeneus, famous for her swiftness, Latin, from Greek Atalante, fem. of atalantos "having the same value (as a man)," from a- "one, together" + talanton "balance, weight, value" (cf. talent).