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Automedon
(202 words)

(Αὐτομέδων; Automédōn).

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[1] Charioteer to Achilles and Patroclus

Son of Diores of Scyrus (Hyg. Fab. 97). Charioteer to Achilles and Patroclus (Hom. Il. 9,209; frequent references in books 16 and 17 of the Il.). He is often depicted in this role in vase paintings. In Virgil (Aen. 2,476f.) he is Neoptolemus' charioteer. From the time of Varro (Men. 257), in Rome automedo is used to denote the reliable personal charioteer (e.g. Cic. Rosc. Am. 98; Juv. 1,61).

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Automedon”, 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 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e210230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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