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Anius
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(Ἄνιος; Ánios). Mentioned for the first time in the  Cypria (PEG fr. 29 = EpGF fr. 19), a mythical king of the island of  Delos. Son of  Apollo and Rhoeo. As seer and priest of the god (Schol. Lycoph. 570; Diod. Sic. 5,62,1-2; Serv. Aen. 3,80) A. prophesied that the Greeks, who were moving upon Troy, would conquer the city in the tenth year of the war, and he offered to provide for them in the meantime with the help of his daughters (the so-called   Oenotropi) Oeno, Spermo and Elais. On the latter  Dionysus had bestowed the gift of miraculously producing wine, grain and oi…

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Baudy, Gerhard (Constance), “Anius”, 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 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e122160>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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