We still lack a reliable explanation of A.'s name, which is presumably of pre-Greek origin. Explanations from antiquity vary: Schol. Il. 1,1 derives the name from the ‘sorrow’ (áchos) caused by A. to the Trojans (i.e. the ‘Ilians’). Another explanation (e.g. Tzetzes, Lycoph. 178) derives the name from χεῖλος (cheîlos; ‘lip’…
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Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen),
Ley, Anne (Xanten) and
Bleckmann, Bruno (Strasbourg),
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