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Eryx
(583 words)

(ὁ Ἔρυξ/ho Éryx, Lat. Eryx, Erucus, Erycus).

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[1] Mountain in western Sicily

High, isolated mountain in western Sicily (751 m), now Monte San Giuliano. Settled even in prehistoric times, with a famous sanctuary to the probably Phoenician goddess of E., identified as Aphrodite by the Greeks, later (Thuc. 6,2,3) became a polis of the  Elymaeans. The attempt by Dorieus to establish a Greek colony (around 510 BC) ended in his destruction by the Phoe…

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Falco, Giulia (Athens), Ziegler, Konrat (Göttingen) and Bloch, René (Berne), “Eryx”, 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 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e402220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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