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Idomeneus
(647 words)

(Ἰδομενεύς; Idomeneús).

[German version]

[1] Commander of the Cret. troops at Troy

Son of  Deucalion, grandson of  Minos; the name is indirectly attested as early as in Linear B [1]. I. is one of  Helena's suitors (today fr. 204,56ff. M-W) and a guest of Menelaus (Hom. Il. 3,230-233). He commands the rather large Cretan contingent (80 ships) in the Trojan campaign, assisted by his loyal follower  Meriones (Hom. Il. 2,645-6…

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Nünlist, René (Basle), Dorandi, Tiziano (Paris) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Idomeneus”, 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 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e522300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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