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Cydippe
(316 words)

(Κυδίππη; Kydíppē, Latin Cydippe).

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[1] Wife of Acontius

According to Xenomedes (FGrH 442 T 2; F 1), Callimachus (fr. 67-75) tells how Acontius elicits from C., through an inscription on an apple (a quince: Aristaen. 1,10,26; on the apple-throwing motif: [1]), the vow that she will marry him. Attempts by the father Ceyx that came to nothing to marry C. to someone else lead to the Delphic oracle recommending A…

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva), “Cydippe”, 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 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e625650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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