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(Μάγνης; Mágnēs).

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[1] Eponymous ruler of the central Greek territory of Magnesia

Eponymous ruler of the central Greek region of Magnesia. His origins are variously described; the oldest reference (Hes. Cat. 7) calls him a son of Zeus and Thyia, daughter of Deucalion and a native of Pieria. Here Macedon, the mythical progenitor of the Macedonians, is referred to as his brother; according to…

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Visser, Edzard (Basle) and Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), “Magnes”, 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 29 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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