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(397 words)

(Πολύξενος/Polýxenos, 'he who has many guests').

[German version]

[1] Sobriquet for Hades

Poetic epithet for the god of the underworld (Hades, Pluto): Aesch. Supp. 156 f. etc. (cf. Polydectes [2]).

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[2] Mythical king of Elis

Mythical king of Elis; holds in safekeeping the cattle stolen from Electryon; Amphitryon releases them and receives Elect…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Stanzel, Karl-Heinz (Tübingen) and Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki), “Polyxenus”, 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 16 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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