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Eurybates
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(Εὐρυβάτης; Eurybátēs, ‘the long-striding’ [1. 77]). Descriptive name of two heralds.

[German version]

[1] Herald to Agamemnon

Herald to Agamemnon (Hom. Il. 1,320; Ov. Epist. 3,9-10). Together with Talthybius he takes  Briseis from the tent of Achilles and brings her to Agamemnon. He is frequently depicted in this function [1].

Bibliography

1 E. Zervoudaki, s.v. Euryalos 1, LIMC 4.1, 95-97.

[German version]

[2] Quick-witted herald to Odysseus

Quick-witted he…

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Eurybates”, 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 23 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e406310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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