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Salmoneus
(238 words)

[German version]

(Σαλμωνεύς/Salmōneús). Son of Aeolus [1], brother of Athamas, Sisyphus and Cretheus. S. had delusions of grandeur and endeavoured to have himself worshipped as Zeus, driving around on a chariot drawn by horses, producing artificial lightning flashes and making bronzen cauldrons resound to give the impression of thunder. Zeus flung him into Tartarus. S.' daughter Tyro distanced herself from her father, was spared and married Cretheus (Hes. fr. 10a, 25-27 M.-W.; fr. 30,1-30 M.-W.; Apollod. 1,89). While this is the accepted version in T…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), “Salmoneus”, 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 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1028460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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