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Priamus
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(Πρίαμος/Príamos, Lat. Priamus). Last king of Troy, son of Laomedon [1]; frequently called Dardanídēs ('descendant of Dardanus') in the Iliad after his oldest known ancestor Dardanus (family tree: Hom. Il. 20,215 ff.; Apollod. 3,138 ff.; Dardanidae). Husband of the Phrygian Hecabe, he had numerous concubines, including Castianera from Thrace (Hom. Il. 8,304 f.) and Laothoe [3], daughter of the king of the Lelegians (ibid. 21,85 ff.; 22,48). His polygamy typifies P. as an oriental ruler: his marriage politics serve to further internati…

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Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle), “Priamus”, 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 19 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1008220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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