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(Βουζύγης; Bouzýgēs).

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[1] Athenian heros

Athenian hero, original ancestor of the family of  Buzygae; also the title of the priest for Zeus Teleios or ἐπὶ Παλλαδίῳ (epì Palladíōi), who therefore would have been a member of this family. The hero, whose name literally means ‘he who puts oxen under the yoke’, was the first who put oxen into a yoke for the purpose of ploughing; his plough was kept on the Acropolis as a votive offering, and there was a con…

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Kearns, Emily (Oxford), “Buzyges”, 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 15 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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