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Acoetes
(141 words)

 Only Latin Acoetes has been handed down; the Greek form Ἀκοίτης does not appear to be attested.

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[1] Mythical Helmsman

Helmsman of a Tyrrhenian pirate ship, opposed the intention of his travelling companions to kidnap the beautiful child Dionysus, and therefore was the only one to escape transformation into a dolphin (Ov. Met. 3,582-691 as first-person account to Pentheus; Hyg. Fab. 134); perhaps following a common Hellenist…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Acoetes”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e111950>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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