Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 39 of 66 |

Periphetes
(162 words)

(Περιφήτης; Periphḗtēs).

[German version]

[1] Son of Hephaistos

(Periphantos/Περίφαντος/Períphantos: Suda s.v. Θησείοισιν/ Thēseíoisin ). Son of Hephaestus (or of Neptunus: Hyg. Fab. 38; on the other hand Hyg. Fab. 158) and of Antikleia. Highwayman in Epidaurus who with his club (korýnē), which is the basis of his epithet Korynḗtēs ('club-carrier', Lat. claviger: Ov. Met. 7,436f.), kills all those passing by. P. is killed (mostly as the first one: Diod. Sic. 4,59; Apollod. 3,217; Plut. Theseus 8,4b) by Theseus on his way…

Cite this page
Antoni, Silke (Kiel), “Periphetes”, 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 09 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e914500>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



▲   Back to top   ▲