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(Κλεοπάτρα; Kleopátra, Lat. Cleopatra).

I. Mythology

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[I 1] Daughter of Boreas and Oreithyia

Daughter of  Boreas and  Oreithyia, first wife of  Phineus. C. was rejected in favour of  Idaea [3], whom Phineus married as his second wife; her sons were blinded (Apollod. 3.200; Hyg. Fab. 18).

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[I 2] Daughter of Idas and Marpessa

Daughter of  Idas and  Marpessa, wife of  Meleager. After her abduction by Apollo she was also called ‘Alcyone’ after her mothe…

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Prescendi, Francesca (Geneva), Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), Ameling, Walter (Jena), Stegmann, Helena (Bonn), Mehl, Andreas (Halle/Saale), Schottky, Martin (Pretzfeld) and Bringmann, Klaus (Frankfurt/Main), “Cleopatra”, 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 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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