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Asterius
(429 words)

(Ἀστέριος; Astérios).

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[1] Cretan epiclesis of Zeus

A Cretan epiclesis of Zeus, attested to only in the Byzantine writers; it arose through euhemeristic interpretation of the myth of Asterion [1]. In contrast to this view, evolutionist interpretations regarded him the origin of that hero.

Bibliography

H. Schwabl, s.v. Zeus I, RE 10 A, 281.

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[2] Sophis from Cappadocia

Sophist from Cappadocia, belonged to the ci…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Seibt, Klaus (Leonberg) and Leppin, Hartmut (Hannover), “Asterius”, 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 07 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e204510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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