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Polydeuces
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(Πολυδεύκης/Polydeúkēs).

[German version]

[1] One of the Spartan Dioscuri, brother of Castor

See Dioscuri.

[German version]

[2] Slave of the emperor Claudius

Slave of Claudius [III 1], who took him to court when Caligula granted slaves generally the right to proceed against their masters. Although Caligula appeared in court, Claudius was not sentenced (Jos. Ant. Iud. 19,12 f.). PIR2 P 562.

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Eck, Werner (Cologne), “Polydeuces”, 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 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1001360>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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