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(Αἰακίδης; Aiakídēs).

[German version]

[1] Patronym for mythical descendents of Aeacus, the Molossian king

Patronym for mythical and historical figures, who traced their lineage back to Aeacus: Peleus, Achilles, Neoptolemus, the Molossian kings [1].


1 P. R. Franke, Die ant. Mz. von Epirus, 1961, 270.42 (literature).

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[2] Molossian king

Son of the Molossian king  Arybbas and father of   Pyrrhus (Plut. Pyrrhus…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Zahrnt, Michael (Kiel), “Aeacides”, 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 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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