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Aphareus
(338 words)

(Ἀφαρεύς; Aphareús).

[German version]

[1] Son of Perieres and Gorgophone

Son of  Perieres and Gorgophone, daughter of Perseus. As king of the Messenians he founded Arene at Pylos, which he named after his wife, the daughter of Oebalus and his half-sister. He took in Neleus and gave him Pylos, and was initiated into the cult of the ‘Great Gods’ of Andania by Lycus, son of Pandium (Paus. 4,2,4-6); Athenian propaganda is reflected here. He also too…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Pressler, Frank (Heidelberg), “Aphareus”, 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 19 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e127100>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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