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Graecus
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[German version]

(Γραικός; Graikós). According to Hes. fr. 5, 3 M.-W., the son of Zeus and Pandora (or the brother of Latinus, though according to Theog. 1013 the latter's mother is Circe) and the eponymous hero of the Greeks before they acquired the name Hellenes from  Hellen. The name suggests an Illyrian origin [1].

Bibliography

1 Chantraine, s.v. G., 234.

P. Dräger, Untersuchungen zu den Frauenkatalogen Hesiods, 1997, 27-42.

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Visser, Edzard (Basle), “Graecus”, 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 24 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e427200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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