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Zerynthus
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(Ζήρυνθος/Zḗrynthos, Ζηρυνθία/Zērynthía). City with a grotto (Steph. Byz. s.v. Ζήρυνθος) to the west of the mouth of the Hebrus (modern Marica; Liv. 41,38,4; Nicander, Theriaka 461f.) on the coast (Ov. Trist. 1,10,19: Zerynthia litora) of the Thracian peraia of Samothrace; there was a grotto sanctuary Z. on Samothrace as well (schol. Aristoph. Pax 277b α 3f.). The cult connected with the two Z.es was that of the goddess Zerynthia (Lycophron, Alexandra 958: Μήτηρ Ζηρυνθία/Mḗtēr Zērynthía), probably a Thracian chthonic deity with a local epiclesis, who was address…

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von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Zerynthus”, 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 01 August 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12216650>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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