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Opis, Upis
(392 words)

(Ὦπις/Ôpis, Οὖπις/Oûpis).

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[1] Epithet of Artemis

In Ephesus an epithet of Artemis, derived in antiquity from her companion O. [2] (Callim. H. 3,204 with scholia; Antimachus fr. 99 Matthews [1]; Macrob. Sat. 5,22; different in Cic. Nat. D. 3,58).

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[2] Hyperborean

Hyperborean woman (Hyperborei), whose tomb on Delos was worshipped in cult (Hdt. 4,35). She is mostly mentioned along with Hecaerge [4] (Paus. 1,43,4; 5,7,8; Pl. Ax. 371…

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Ambühl, Annemarie (Groningen) and Oelsner, Joachim (Leipzig), “Opis, Upis”, 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 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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