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Sarpedon
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(Σαρπηδών/Sarpēdṓn).

[German version]

[1] Son of Zeus and Laodameia [1].

Son of Zeus and Laodameia [1]. In the Trojan War, S. and his cousin Glaucus [4] command the Lycians (Lycii), the strongest and remotest allies of the Trojans (Hom. Il. 2,876-877; the name S. is also of Lycian origin [1]). Zeus' son S. wins a duel with Zeus' grandson Tlepolemus (ibid. 5,628-662) and plays a decisive part in storming the defensive wall around the Greek camp (ibid. 1…

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Nünlist, René (Basle), von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen) and Hild, Friedrich (Vienna), “Sarpedon”, 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 10 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1101800>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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