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(Σίθων/Síthōn). Thracian king (Tzetz. on Lycoph. 583; 1161; 1356), prince of the Odomanti (Parthenius 6) or of the Chersonesus [1] (Conon FGrH 26 F 10). Eponym of the Sithones. Son of Ares (Tzetz. l.c.) or Poseidon and Ossa (Conon l.c.). With Mendeis (Conon l.c.) or Neilus' daughter Achiroe or Anchinoe (Tzetz. l.c.), he had daughters Pallene [2] (Parthenios l.c.; Conon l.c.) and Rhoetea (Tzetz. l.c.). S. has the suitors of Pallene fight one another, until only Dryas [4] and Cleitus [4] remain. He also does not intend to give his daughter to Cleitus, who is vi…

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Junk, Tim (Kiel), “Sithon”, 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 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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