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Satyr
(1,533 words)

(Σάτυρος/Sátyros, pl. Σάτυροι/Sátyroi, Latin Satur, Satyrus), also Silenus (Σι-, Σειληνός/Si-, Seilēnós, pl. Σι-, Σειληνοί/Si-, Seilēnoí, Doric Σιλανός/Silanós, Latin Silenus, Silanus).

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I. Mythology, art and cult

A satyr/Silenus was a member of a group of demons who, since their relatively late emergence at the end of the 7th/beginning of the 6th cent. BC, have formed part of the mythical entourage of the god Dionysus; Silens, as a more or less distinctive and independent …

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) and Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), “Satyr”, 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 24 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1102510>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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