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Erigone
(248 words)

(Ἠριγόνη; Ērigónē). Name of two similar figures of Attic mythology:

[German version]

[1] Suicide, daughter of Icarius, welcomer of Dionysus

Daughter of  Icarius, who had given Dionysus a hospitable reception and, for this, had received as a present the knowledge of making wine. When Icarius, on behalf of Dionysus, tried to introduce viticulture, he was killed by the farmers who thought they had been pois…

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Erigone”, 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 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e401440>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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