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(Ἀριστομένης; Aristoménēs).

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[1] Messenian hero and freedom fighter (2nd half of 7th cent. BC)

Messenian hero and freedom fighter, seen as a descendant of the Aepytids. With the support of Arcadians and Argives, A. was the supposed leader of a Messenian revolt against Sparta which lasted for many years. Paus. 4,14,6-24,3 reports that on his defeat, afte…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld), Ameling, Walter (Jena) and Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), “Aristomenes”, 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 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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