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Polites
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(Πολίτης/Polítēs).

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[1] Son of Priamus

Son of the Trojan king Priamus and Hecabe. During the Trojan War, he saves his wounded brother Deiphobus (Hom. Il. 13,533 ff.). The goddess Iris appears once in his guise (ibid. 2,786 ff.). He is killed at the altar in the palace of Neoptolemus [1] (Verg. Aen. 2,526 ff.). According to Cato (Orig. fr. 54 HRR), he reaches Latium with Aeneas (Aeneas [1]) and founds the city of Politorium.

[German version]

[2] Companion of Odysseus

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Zimmermann, Bernhard (Freiburg), “Polites”, 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 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1000490>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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