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Aeolians
(2,474 words)

[German version]

[1] Name of one or more Greek tribes

(Αἰολεῖς; Aioleîs).

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A. Etymology

A. (Sg. Aioleus), older form Aiwolēwes (Sg. Aiwoleus), is the name of one or several Greek tribes and its (their) members, of which the first mention is probably in a late Mycenean text found in Cnossus (Ws 1707) and then next in Hesiod (Op. 636; fr. 9 M.-W.). The name of the tribe and the mythological personal name  Aeolus are both derived fr…

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Gschnitzer, Fritz (Heidelberg) and Schwertheim, Elmar (Münster), “Aeolians”, 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 27 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e110290>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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