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(Πυρηνεύς/Pyrēneús). Mythical king from Daulis in Phocia, who invites the Muses to his palace, ostensibly to offer them shelter from a storm. When he is about to violate them there, they escape by flying away. P. dies in pursuing them (only  Ov. Met. 5,274-93).

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Thurmann, Stephanie (Kiel), “Pyreneus”, 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 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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