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Amyris
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[German version]

(Ἄμυρις; Ámyris). From Siris, called ‘the Wise’, father of Damasus, one of the suitors of  Agariste, the mother of Cleisthenes (Hdt. 6,127). The epithet associates him with the general sphere of the pre-philosophical, archaic Tales of Sages [1].

Bibliography

1 F. Wehrli, Hauptrichtungen des griech. Denkens, 1964, 39-43.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Amyris”, 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 September 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e119550>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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