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Oenomaus
(641 words)

(Οἰνόμαος/Oinómaos).

[German version]

[1] King of Pisa

Mythological king of Pisa in the region of Elis, son of Ares and Asterope, father of Hippodamia [1] and Leucippus [2]. He forced his daughter's suitors to undergo a test by taking part in a chariot race. He used to kill the defeated suitors, until Pelops defeated O. with the help of his crafty charioteer Myrtilus [1], who replaced the linchpins holding the wheels on O.'s chariot with one…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Elvers, Karl-Ludwig (Bochum) and Goulet-Cazé, Marie-Odile (Antony), “Oenomaus”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e829310>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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