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(Κλεόβοια; Kleóboia).

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[1] Virgin of the mysteries of Demeter

A virgin who supposedly brought the mysteries of  Demeter from Paros to Thasos. In the famous painting of  Polygnotus in Delphi she was depicted with a cista mystica -- in iconography a symbol of keeping secrets (Paus. 10,28,3).

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[2] Wife of Phobius

Wife of Phobius, king of Miletus. She fell in love with Antheus, who was staying at court as a hostage, but sought revenge beca…

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Michel, Raphael (Basle), “Cleoboea”, 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 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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