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Scopadae
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(Σκοπάδαι; Skopádai). Noble family from Crannon, which, beside the Aleuadae, was one of the leading clans of Thessaly in the 6th century BC. On account of their wealth from cattle and pasturing (cf. Theoc. 16,36-39) the S. were from time to time at the lead of the Thessalian League (Tagos). As in the case of Aleuas, constitutive measures in establishing the organisation of the Thessalian army are also ascribed to their mythical/historical founder, Scopas I, (cf. Xen. Hell. 6,1,19; Ath. 10,438C; Quint. Inst. 11,2,15). The courting of Agariste [1] by the Scopad Diactor…

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Beck, Hans (Cologne), “Scopadae”, 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 18 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1115260>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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