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Myrmex
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(Μύρμηξ; Mýrmēx).

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[1] Father of the eponymous heroine of the Attican deme of Melite

According to Philochorus FGrH 328 F 27 and Hes. fr. 225 M.-W. (= Harpocr. 202,7 Dindorf) he was the father of the eponymous heroine of the Attican deme of Melite. The legend of the Athenians' futile war against the máchimoi mýrmēkes (‘embattled ants’; Eubulus, Glaucus PCG V fr. 20) who guarded the gold dust on Mt. Hymettus, is likewise set in Attica and probably re…

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Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen), “Myrmex”, 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 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e814350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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