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Eidolon
(277 words)

(εἴδωλον; eídōlon, Lat. idolum, picture, image, delusion).

[German version]

[1] Refers to a smaller-than-life-portrait

Refers to a smaller-than-life portrait (cf. the votive gift of a female statue in Delphi, in Hdt. 1,51).

[German version]

[2] Refers to a delusion in Greek mythology

In Greek mythology, esp. in Homer, eidolon refers to a delusion (Hom. Il. 5,449), but e…

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Kunz, Heike (Tübingen), “Eidolon”, 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 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e327280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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