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(Δεξαμενός; Dexamenós).

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[1] Mythical king of Olenus in Achaea

Mythical king of  Olenus in Achaea, host of  Hercules; his name indicates that hospitality is his main function in the narrative. Hercules repaid his hospitality by saving D.'s daughter who was being pursued by the centaur Eurytion. There are various versions of the story: either D. was forced to betroth his daughter Mnesimache to E…

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Kearns, Emily (Oxford) and Michel, Simone (Hamburg), “Dexamenus”, 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 18 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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