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Admetus
(297 words)

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(Ἄδμητος; Ádmētos). King in Thessalian Pherae, son of Phere and (Peri-) Clymene. Participant in the Argonaut expedition ( Argonauts; Apoll. Rhod. 1,49; Hyginus, fab. 14), in the Calydonian boar hunt ( Meleager; Hyg. Fab. 173) and in the games to commemorate the dead for Pelias. Apollo served him -- as shepherd (Apollod. 3,122; Hyg. Fab. 49-50) for one year (nine years according to Serv. Aen. 7,761) -- because of the Cyclops crime or out of love (Call. H. Apoll. 47 ff.; Lucian. sacr. 4). Because Apollo fulfill…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Admetus”, 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 25 February 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e103700>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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