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Eirene
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(Εἰρήνη; Eirḗnē). The word is perhaps pre-Greek [1; 2].

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[1] Personification and deification of peace

Personification and deification of peace (Orph. H. 15,11). E. is one of the  Horae, daughter of Zeus and Themis, sister of Dike and Eunomia (Hes. Theog. 901-902; Pind. Ol. 13,6-8). She is often mentioned in Greek li…

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Bloch, René (Berne) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Eirene”, 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 16 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e327590>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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