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Calamites
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(Καλαμίτης; Kalamítēs). Attic hero whose sanctuary was probably not far from the market, near the municipal Lenaion in Athens, which suggests a connection to Dionysus [1. 124]. According to schol. Patm. on Demosth. Or. 18.129, C. derives from the word  kálamos (‘reed’) [3]; by deriving kalámē (‘grain stalk’) according to a different tradition [2], C. would become a part of the Demeter circle.

Bibliography

1 Deubner

2 S. Eitrem, s.v. K., RE 10, 1537

3 M. J. Sakkélion, Scholies de Démosthène, in: BCH 1, 1877, 142.

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Vogeler, Joachim (Baton Rouge, LA), “Calamites”, 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 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e605480>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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