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Porcis and Chariboea
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(Πόρκις/Pórkis and Χαρίβοια/Charíboia). The two snakes that kill Laocoon [1] and his son (Tzetz. on Lycoph. 344; 347) or sons (only schol. Marcian. on Lycoph. 347). In Serv. Aen. 2,211, however, the names occur in the forms Curifis and Periboea. For the traditions and problems of the nomenclature cf. [1]. The two snakes are from Calydna. Apollo's epithet Calydneus (Steph. Byz. s. v. Κάλυδνα) also suggests a connexion with snakes. It is debatable, on the basis of the proportions between the two snakes and between Laocoo…

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Thurmann, Stephanie (Kiel), “Porcis and Chariboea”, 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 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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