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(Αἴσων; Aísōn).

[German version]

[1] Figure from Greek mythology, eponym of the city of Aeson

Son of Cretheus and Tyro (Scarphes: schol. D Hom. Il. 532), husband of Polymelas or Alcimedes, father of Jason (Hom. Od. 11,258; Hes. Theog. 992; fr. 38-40 M-W; Pherecyd. FGrH F 104; Apollod. 1,107) and of Promachus (Apollod. 1, 143; Diod. Sic. 4,50,2). Eponym of the cit…

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Dräger, Paul (Trier), Lezzi-Hafter, Adrienne (Kilchberg), Kramolisch, Herwig (Eppelheim) and Errington, Robert Malcolm (Marburg/Lahn), “Aeson”, 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 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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