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(Τέρμερος; Térmeros). Pirate from the Leleges tribe on the coast of Caria (FHG 4,475,3), also the founder and eponym of the city of Termera there. Killed by Heracles [1] (Plut. Theseus 11). A great misfortune was proverbially called a Termérion kakón after him (Zenob. 6,6; Macarius 8,8 in [1]).


1 E. L. Leutsch, F. G. Scheidewin (eds.), Paroemiographi Graeci, vol. 1, 1839, 162; vol. 2, 1851, 215.

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Rausch, Sven, “Termerus”, 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 27 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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