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Scythes
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(Σκύθης).

[German version]

[1] Son of Heracles

Third son of Heracles [1] (or Zeus: Diod. 2,43,3) and Echidna, brother of Agathyrsus and Gelonus [1]. Is the only son able to accomplish the task, set by his father, of drawing his bow and putting on his belt, and so becomes the king of Hylaea and the eponym of the Scythae (Hdt. 4,8-10; Steph. Byz. s. v. Σκύθαι; IG 1293 A 95 f.; cf. Sen. Herc. f. 533; Sen. Herc. Oetaeus 157).

Bibliography

1 A. Nercessian, s. v. S. (1), LIMC 7.1, 794.

[German version]

[2] Tyr…

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Antoni, Silke (Kiel) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Scythes”, 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_e1115730>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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