Doloneia
(314 words)

[German version]

(Δολώνεια; Dolṓneia, ‘poem about Dolon’), a probably old (cf. e.g. Διομήδεος ἀριστείη already in Hdt. 2,116,11; further examples in [1. 148] term for the 10th book of the Iliad, in which the Trojan  Dólōn (a name etymologically derived from δόλος: ‘guile’, so perhaps ‘Foxy’, ‘Wily’, ‘Sneaky’ [2. 186]) plays a major role. In the night after the unsuccessful embassy to Achilles both the Achaeans and the Trojans send scouts into their opponents' camp: Odysseus and Diomedes come upon Dolon, take him prisoner, interrogate him and kill him and the sleeping Thracian King  Rhe…

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Latacz, Joachim (Basle), “Doloneia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 22 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e322230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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