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Hermodamas
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(Ἑρμοδάμας; Hermodámas). Descendant of the Homerid Creophylus of Samos (cf. [1]), probably 6th cent. BC. Is said to have been the teacher of Pythagoras in old age (Neanthes FGrH 84 F 29 = Porph. vita Pythagorae 1; Antonius Diogenes p. 136 Stephens-Winkler = Porph. ibid. 15; Diog. Laert. 8,2; cf. Apul. Flor. 15; Iambl. VP 9 and 11; [2]).

 Homerids;  Creophylus;  Pythagoras

Bibliography

1 W. Burkert, Die Leistung eines Kreophylos, in: MH 29, 1972, 77f.

2 M. Detienne, Homère, Hésiode et Pythagore, 1962, 13f.

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Riedweg, Christoph (Zürich), “Hermodamas”, 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 20 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e510420>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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