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Macedon
(167 words)

(Μακεδών; Makedṓn). Tribal hero and eponym of the Macedonians. There are several genealogies:

[German version]

[1] Son of Zeus and Thyia

Son of Zeus and Thyia (the daughter of Deucalion), brother of Magnes [1] (Hes. fr. 7). His wife is Oreithyia, his sons are, among others, Europus (Steph. Byz. s.v. Εὐρωπός), Pierus, Amathus: also eponyms for Macedonian cities (schol. Hom. Il. 14,226).

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[2] Son of Aeolus

Son of Aeolus, the son of He…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), “Macedon”, 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 27 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e718790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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