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(Χαίρων; Chaírōn).

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[1] Mythical son of Apollo and Thero

Mythical son of Apollo and Thero (in Plut. Sulla 17: Thuro); founder of the city named after him,  Chaeronea (Hes. Cat. fr. 252 M-W = Paus. 9,40,5f.; Hellanicus FGrH 379 F3). Plutarch names a son dead in childhood after him (Consolatio ad uxorem 5 p. 609d).

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[2] Spartan polemarch, late 5th cent. BC

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Bloch, René (Berne), Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld) and Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Chaeron”, 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 17 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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