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Alcinous
(395 words)

(Ἀλκίνοος; Alkínoos).

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[1] Mythical king of the Phaeacians

Highest king of the Phaeacians on the legendary Island of Scheria, which he rules with twelve other kings, as the thirteenth (Hom. Od. 8,390). According to Homer, son of Nausithous, hence grandson of Poseidon (Od. 7,56 ff.). Married to his clever niece Arete (Od. 7,65 ff.), with whom he had five sons and the daughter Nausicaa (Od. 6,15 ff., 62)…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome) and Baltes, Matthias (Münster), “Alcinous”, 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 07 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e115520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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