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(Ἀρσινόη; Arsinóē).

I. Myth

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[I 1] Daughter of Leukippos

Daughter of Leucippus, sister of the Leucippids, who were abducted by the Dioscuri, she was the mother by Apollo of the Messenian Asclepius (Hes. fr. 50; Apollod. 3,117f.; Paus. 2,26,7; 4,3,2). In Sparta A. had a shrine (Paus. 3,12,8); on the agora of Messene there was an A. spring (Paus. 4,31,6), in the Messenian Asclepieum there was, amongst other things, a painting of A. (Paus. 4,…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Harder, Ruth Elisabeth (Zürich), Ameling, Walter (Jena), Bieberstein, Klaus (Fribourg), Jansen-Winkeln, Karl (Berlin) and Hild, Friedrich (Vienna), “Arsinoe”, 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 16 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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