Panthous
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[German version]

(Πάνθοος/Pánthoos, Πάνθους/Pánthous). Member of the Trojan Council of Elders (Hom. Il. 3,146); son of Othrys (Verg. Aen. 2,319), husband of Phrontis (Hom. Il. 17,40), father of Polydamas [1], Euphorbus and Hyperenor (Hom. Il. 13,756; 16,808; 17,23f.). In Virgil, he is a priest of Apollo who hands Troy's Penates to Aeneas [1] and is killed soon thereafter (Verg. Aen. 2,318ff. and 429f.). According to schol. T on Hom. Il. 12,211f. and Serv. auct. Aen. 2,319, he was a priest of Apollo in Delphi who had been taken along or abducted to Troy by a Trojan legation.

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Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle), “Panthous”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 28 September 2016 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e906500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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