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Agesias
(150 words)

(Ἀγησίας; Agēsías).

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[1] Seer and captain in the service of Hieron I of Syracuse (5th cent. BC)

Son of Sostratus, stemming from one of the branches of the Jamides, who had migrated from Stymphalus (in Arcadia) to Syracuse and functioned in Olympia as priests of Zeus. Active as a seer and captain in the service of  Hieron I of Syracuse, A. was killed by the people after Hieron's death in 467 BC (schol. Pind. Ol. 6,165). Pindar…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin) and Stein-Hölkeskamp, Elke (Cologne), “Agesias”, 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 17 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e107840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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