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(Ἁλιθέρσης; Halithérsēs),

‘having courage on the sea’ [1; 2].

[German version]

[1] Son of Ancaeus [2] and Samia

Son of  Ancaeus [2] and Samia (Asius EpGF fr. 7; PEG I).

[German version]

[2] Soothsayer and companion of Odysseus

Soothsayer in the Odyssey, son of Mastor (2,157f.), old friend of Odysseus and Telemachus (2,253; 17,68). Divining a bird sign in light of an earlier prophesy, he warns the suitors, in vain, of the return…

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Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen), “Halitherses”, 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 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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