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Areithous
(186 words)

(Ἀρηίθοος; Arēíthoos).

[German version]

[1] Arcadian hero

Arcadian hero whose weapon is an iron club. Nestor tells how he killed the Arcadian  Ereuthalion, who carried A.s' club;  Lycurgus had taken it from A. in a narrow pass and given it to his follower Ereuthalion (Il. 7,137-150). Pausanias saw his grave in a narrow pass near Mantinea (8,11,4).

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[2] Club-carrier from Arne

Shortly prior to this, but unconnected to Nestor's story, Menesthius …

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Areithous”, 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 04 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e133650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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