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(Πιερίδες/Pierídes; Lat. Pierides or Pieriae).

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[1] Epithet of the Muses

Name for the Muses after the place of their residence (Hes. Theog. 53).

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[2] The nine daughters of Pierus

The nine daughters of Pierus (Paus. 9,29,4) and Antiope, they challenged the Muses to an artistic competition, were defeated and turned into magpies (Ov. Met. 5,671ff.)  (Ov. Met. 5,294ff.; Antoninus Liberalis 9,1ff.). According to Antoninus L…

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Walde, Christine (Basle), “Pierides”, 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 15 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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