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Anticlea
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(Ἀντίκλεια; Antíkleia). Daughter of  Autolycus, wife of  Laertes, mother of  Odysseus and Ctimene. In Homer she died of anguish about her long-absent son; Odysseus speaks with her shadow in the Underworld (Hom. Od. 11).

Post-Homer, Odysseus is also regarded as son of A. and  Sisyphus. She committed suicide on the false news of Odysseus' death (Hyg. Fab. 243).

Bibliography

A. Touchefeu-Meynier, LIMC 1.1, 828-830.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Anticlea”, 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 23 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e124220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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