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Rhoecus
(496 words)

(Ῥοῖκος/Rhoîkos).

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[1] One of the Centaurs

One of the Centaurs. R. is killed together with his companion Hylaeus by Atalante for importuning her (Callim. H. 3,221 with schol.; Apollod. 3,106; Ael. VH 13,1). Possibly identical with the Centaur Rhoetus (Ov. Met. 12,271-301; variants Rhoetus/Rhoecus e.g. Verg. G. 2,456; Luc. 6,390; Val. Fl. 1,141; 3,65).

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[2] Character in a Greek tale

Cnidian, who has …

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Johannsen, Nina (Kiel) and Knell, Heiner (Darmstadt), “Rhoecus”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1022780>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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