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Hermotimus
(132 words)

[German version]

[1] Prisoner of war from Pedasa

Prisoner of war from Pedasa, who, according to Hdt. 8,104f., as a eunuch, had become one of the closest confidants of  Xerxes I and is said to have taken his revenge on the slave trader Panionius (Ath. 6,266e attests that the story was well known).

 Eunuchs

Bibliography

1 P. Briant, Histoire de l'empire perse de Cyrus à Alexandre, 1996, 283-288

2 P. Guyot, Eunuchen als Sklaven und Freigelassene, 1980, Register s.v.

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Wiesehöfer, Josef (Kiel) and Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Hermotimus”, 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 21 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e510930>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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