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Tettix
(214 words)

(Τέττιξ, lit. “cicada”).

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[1] Founder of a city at the entrance to Hades

A Cretan said to have founded a city on the Taenarum near the supposed entrance to Hades: there the man who killed Archilochus in battle, Callondas, nicknamed Corax, was sent by Delphi to placate Archilochus' ghost (Plut. De sera 17.615E, whence Suda α 4112, probably via Ael. (fr. 80)). The hypothesis of [1] that Archilochus called himself T. remains unproven, in sp…

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Bowie, Ewen (Oxford) and Hurschmann, Rolf (Hamburg), “Tettix”, 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 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1205670>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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