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Solymi
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(Σόλυμοι; Sólymoi). Tribe in eastern Lycia / southwestern Pisidia. Hom. Il. 6,184 and 204 mention the S. as enemies of Bellerophontes. Linguistically there is a relationship with Luwian [1. 4]. In the Hellenistic/Roman period Solymus, a son of Zeus, was worshipped as the ancestor of the S., primarily in Termessus on Mount Solymus. Zeus Solymeus had a cult there. The warrior hero Solymus was depicted on Imperial period coins of the city [2].

Bibliography

1 F. Kolb, B. Kupke, Lykien, 1989

2 E. Kosmetatou, The Hero Solymos on the Coina…

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Brandt, Hartwin (Chemnitz), “Solymi”, 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 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1116770>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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