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Daphne
(449 words)

[German version]

[1]

(δάφνη; dáphnē). Used in antiquity as a name for the plant sacred to Apollo and Artemis ─ the  laurel Laurus nobilis L. of the Lauraceae family, not the Thymelaeacea genus of the daphne with which we are familiar today ( Cneorum).

[German version]

[2] Nymph, transformed into a laurel tree

(Δάφνη; Dáphnē). The chaste nymph D. devoted to  Artemis and who loved to hunt, was a daughter of the river god Ladon…

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Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), Baudy, Gerhard (Constance) and Bieberstein, Klaus (Fribourg), “Daphne”, 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 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e310840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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