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Damon
(975 words)

(Δάμων; Dámōn)

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[1] Prince of the Telchines

Prince of the  Telchines. Father-in-law of Minos and ancestor of Miletus. When the Telchines were struck dead by lightning by Jupiter because they poisoned crops, D. and his family were spared in gratitude for hospitality provided. Only his daughter Macelo and her husband were among the victims (Nic. in the schol. Ov. Ib. 475).

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[2] Pythagorean from Sy…

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Bloch, René (Berne), Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich) and Harmon, Roger (Basle), “Damon”, 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 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e310520>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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