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Palamedes
(482 words)

(Παλαμήδης/Palamḗdēs).

[German version]

[1] Son of Nauplius and Clymene

(Π./P., or Ταλαμήδης/Talamḗdēs, Etr. Palmithe or Talmithe). Son of Nauplius [1] and Clymene [5] or Hesione [2], brother of Oeax (Apollod. 2,23; 3,15). The seemingly obvious etymological meaning of the name ('with skilful hands') becomes doubtful considering the Etruscan form talmithe (from Greek pálmys = basileús, 'king'). In Greek, P. is the epitome of the skilful inventor ( prṓtos heure…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) and Matthaios, Stephanos (Cologne), “Palamedes”, 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 10 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e904230>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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