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Priamus

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Author(s): Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle)
[German version] (Πρίαμος/ Príamos, Lat. Priamus). Last king of Troy, son of Laomedon [1]; frequently called Dardanídēs ('descendant of Dardanus') in the Iliad after his oldest known ancestor Dardanus (family tree: Hom. Il. 20,215 ff.; Apollod. 3,138 ff.; Dardanidae). Husband of the Phrygian Hecabe, he had numerous concubines, including Castianera from Thrace (Hom. Il. 8,304 f.) and Laothoe [3], daughter of the king of the Lelegians (ibid. 21,85 ff.; 22,48). His polygamy typifies P. as an oriental ruler: his marriage…
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