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(Χιλωνίς; Chilōnís).

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[1] Legendary wife of king Theopompus

Legendary figure, said to be the wife of king  Theopompus, whom she is supposed to have freed from imprisonment by Messenians (Polyaenus, Strat. 8,34; Quint. Inst. 2,17,20; Plut. Lycurgus 7,2; Mor. 779e).

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[2] Wife of Cleonymus, 3rd cent. BC

Wife of  Cleonymus, son of Cleomenes II; she committed adultery with Ac…

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum), “Chilonis”, 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 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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