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Peirene
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[1] Danaid

(Πειρήνη/Peirḗnē). One of the Danaids (Danaus), married to Dolichus (Hyg. Fab. 170) or Agaptolemus (Apollod. 2,1,5).

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[2] Eponym of the spring of the same name in Corinthus

(Πειρήνη/Peirḗnē, Πειράνα/Peirána).

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I. Mythology

Eponym} of the spring of the same name in Corinthus. Her parents are named as river gods such as Asopus [2] and Metope [2] (Diod. Sic. 4,72,1) and Achelous [2] (Paus. 2,2,3), sometim…

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Junk, Tim (Kiel), Lienau, Cay (Münster) and Meyer, Ernst (Zürich), “Peirene”, 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 03 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e911840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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