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Aganippe
(102 words)

(Ἀγανίππη; Aganíppē).

[German version]

[1] A spring on Mount Helicon, sacred to the muses

A spring on Mount Helicon, sacred to the muses, at Thespia in Boeotia; whoever drank from it, was drawn into poetic ecstasy (Verg. Ecl. 10,12; Paus. 9,29,5;  Hippocrene). The spring nymph of the same name is the daughter of the river god Termessus (Paus. 9,29,5) [1].

[German version]

[2] Mythical person, also known as Eurydice

Wife of  Acrisius, mother of …

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Aganippe”, 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 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e106860>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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