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Polyphontes
(234 words)

(Πολυφόντης/Polyphóntēs).

[German version]

[1] Theban in the Iliad

Theban, son of Autophonus, out of offended pride, together with Maion [1], sets a trap for  Tydeus and is killed by him (Hom. Il. 4,391 ff.).

[German version]

[2] Opponent of Capaneus in the War of the Seven against Thebes

Theban, favourite of Artemis and opponent of Capaneus in the assault of the Seven against Thebes (Aesch. Se…

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Börm, Henning (Kiel), “Polyphontes”, 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 28 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1002300>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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