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Al(l)ecto
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(Ἀλ(λ)ηκτώ/Al(l)ēktṓ, 'the one who never rests'). Along with Megaera and Tisiphone [1], A. is one of the Erinyes whose names are not mentioned until late (Apollod. 1,3). Described as particularly fertile by Vergilius (Verg. Aen. 7,324-329), she put Amata into a rage against the Aeneads at the order of Iuno, incited Turnus [1] to start a war against Latinus [1] and with a trick sparked the first fight between the Aeneads and the Latins (ibid. 7,341-571).

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Goldhahn, Tobias, “Al(l)ecto”, 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 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12219220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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