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(Περιμήδη/ Perimḗdē).

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[1] Sister of Amphitryon

Sister of Amphitryon, wife of Licymnius [1].

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[2] Queen of Tegea in Arcadia

Queen of Tegea in Arcadia (Hdn. Perì monḗrous léxeōs 8), also known as Marpessa or Choira (Paus. 8,47,2). P. successfully led a women's army against the Spartans under Charillus (ibid. 8,48,4ff.), whom they captured along with his army (ibid. 8,5,9). The women make sacrifies to Ares for the victory they attained without male p…

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Thurmann, Stephanie (Kiel), “Perimede”, 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 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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