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(Ἴτυς; Ítys). Son of  Tereus and  Procne (differently: Antoninus Liberalis 11); I. (or Itylus: schol. Thuc. 2,29,3) was killed by his mother and presented to his father to eat (Apollod. 3,193ff.; Ov. Met. 6,424ff.); he was transformed into a pheasant (Serv. Ecl. 6,78). I. is the plaintive cry of the nightingale (Aesch. Ag. 1144; schol. Aristoph. Av. 212).

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Willi, Andreas (Basle), “Itys”, 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 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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