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(Οἰνωτροί/Oinōtroí). Ancient tribe of southern Italy, according to legend of Greek origin. The O. were believed to be the descendants of colonists who arrived with the Arcadian Oenotrus, son of  Lycaon (son of Pelasgus) and brother of Peucetius (Pherecydes FGrH 3 F 156; Serv. Aen. 1,532; Paus. 8,3,5); he was said to have been the first - 17 generations before the Trojan War (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,11) - to have left Greece to found a colony in Italy. After setting off from the Peloponnese and dropped his broth…

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Marasco, Gabriele (Pisa), “Oenotri”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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