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Eurytion
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(Εὐρυτίων; Eurytíōn). Frequently used name of heroes and  centaurs.

[German version]

[1] Leader of the centaurs

Thessalian centaur; in the house of Peirithous, while drunk on wine, he violates Peirithous' bride  Hippodamia, whereupon the Lapiths disfigure him; this leads to the conflict between  Lapithae and centaurs. The suitor  Antinous [1] holds E.'s fate up before Odysseus as a warning (Hom. Od. 21,295-304). Later to…

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Eurytion”, 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 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e406760>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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