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Musaeus
(1,336 words)

(Μουσαῖος; Mousaîos).

[German version]

[1] Mythical companion of the Muses

Mythical companion of the Muses (whose name is an adjectival derivative of Μοῦσα (Moûsa; ‘Muse’)), an archegete of poetry and a close associate of Orpheus connected with Eleusis [1] .

As a scion of the Muses (and Selene: Pl. Resp. 2,364e), M. was brought up by them (Ps.-Eur. Rhes. 945-947) and buried on their hill in Athens (Paus. 1,25,8; in Phal…

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva), Hidber, Thomas (Berne) and Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari), “Musaeus”, 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 23 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e812470>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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