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Deucalion
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(Δευκαλίων; Deukalíōn). Attested as a proper name since the discovery of the Linear B Tables (PY An 654,12: de- u-ka-ri-jo), for Hes. cat. 234 M-W and for Deinolochus (Austin 78 fr. 1) also in the form Leukaríōn (Λευκαρίων). This either involves differently dissimilated derivations of leukós (λευκός, ‘white’) (cf. Ov. Epist. 15,165ff.) [1], or D. represents a pre-Greek word [2. 96-7]. In the post-Mycenaean period the name referred, apart from some epigraphical evidence (CIL III 2211; VI 6396) to mythical persons: the father …

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Caduff, Gian Andrea (Zizers), “Deucalion”, 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 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e316000>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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