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(Μάρπησσα; Márpēssa, ‘the robbed one’).

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[1] Daughter of the Aetolian river god Evenus

Daughter of the Aetolian river god Evenus [3]. She is kidnapped by Idas, who escapes the persecuting Evenus with the help of his father Poseidon. M.'s father plunges into the river, which is named after him. M. is then taken from Idas by Apollo, and a fight ensues between him and the god, during the course of which Idas disarms the god…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle) and Kalcyk, Hansjörg (Petershausen), “Marpessa”, 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 20 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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