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Lamus
(231 words)

(Λάμος/Lámos).

[German version]

[1] Son of Poseidon, king of the Laestrygones

Son of Poseidon, old king of the Laestrygones and constructor of their stronghold at Telepylus (Hom. Od. 10,81ff.; Ov. Met. 14,233). On account of the identity of Telepylus and Formiae, Hor. Carm. 3,17 imagines his friend Aelius Lamia from Formiae to be L.'s offspring.

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Walde, Christine (Basle), Hild, Friedrich (Vienna) and Tomaschitz, Kurt (Vienna), “Lamus”, 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 22 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e629500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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