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Arcisius
(63 words)

[German version]

(Ἀρκείσιος; Arkeísios). Father of Laertes (Hom. Od. 4,755), grandfather of Odysseus (Od. 14,182). Son of Zeus (Ov. Met. 13,144; Schol. Od. 16,118) or of Cephalus (who gave his name to the Cephallenians) and a she-bear (árktos), who transformed herself into a woman (Aristot. fr. 504 Rose).

Bibliography

L. Radermacher, Mythos und Sage bei den Griechen, 21938, 264.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Arcisius”, 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 14 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e200070>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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