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Actor
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I. Personal name

(Ἄκτωρ). Frequent (informative) heroic name (‘Guide’), often given to secondary figures in mythological stories, e.g. to:

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[1]

the father of the Argonaut  Menoetius, grandfather of Patroclus, from the Locrian Opus (Hom. Il. 11,785; 23,85), husband of Aegina (Pind. O. 9,69);

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[2]

the son of Deion of Phocis, brother of  Cephalus (Apollod. 1,86);

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[3]

an Argonaut, son of Hippasus, (Hyg. Fab. 14,40);

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[4]

the earthly father of the  …

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“Actor”, 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 18 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_brill010040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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