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Alcathoe, Alcithoe
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(Ἀλκαθόη, Ἀλκιθόη; Alkathóē, Alkithóē).

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[1] Figure of Greek myth: One of the Minyades

One of the Minyades, together with Leucippe and Arsinoe, daughter of Minyas of Orchomenus. Her myth belongs to the myths of resistance against Dionysus and is an aition of their  agrionia (Plut. Quaest. Graec. 299ef). While all the other women celebrated the god on the mountain, the Minyades remained at the loom and remained unmoved by miraculous signs. Final…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Alcathoe, Alcithoe”, 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 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e115120>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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