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Carpus
(196 words)

(Κάρπος; Kárpos).

[German version]

[1] Son of Zephyrus and a certain Hore

Handsome youth, son of Zephyrus and of a certain Hore ( Horae). He organizes a swimming race with  Calamus, his best friend, but drowns in the event. In mourning, his friend kills himself and is turned into reeds. C. is turned into a crop of the field (Nonnus, Dion. 11,385-481).

[German version]

[2] C. of Antioch Mathematician

A mathematician, who lived presumably in the 1st or 2nd cent. AD…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle) and Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Carpus”, 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 19 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e609540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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