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Headword: Agênorion
Adler number: alpha,222
Translated headword: Agenorion, Agenor-shrine
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
Name of a place.
Greek Original:
Agênorion: onoma topou.
Notes:
In Arrian, Anabasis 2.24.2: during Alexander the Great's siege of Tyre (332 BCE) the defenders attempt to rally at the Agenorion.
For Agenor cf. alpha 223. But NB Bosworth ad loc.: 'This supposed Shrine of Agenor is nowhere else attested, and it may be interpretatio Graeca, giving an established and familiar Greek name for an important Semitic sanctuary. Curt. iv.4.19 mentions Agenor as the founder of Tyre, and he had been solidly associated with Tyre in Greek mythology, figuring as the father of Europa, Cadmus, Cilix, and Phoenix [Author, Myth]'.
Reference:
A.B. Bosworth, A Historical Commentary on Arrian's History of Alexander, i (Oxford 1980)
Keywords: definition; geography; historiography; history; military affairs; mythology; religion
Translated by: Nathan Greenberg on 19 November 1998@08:57:52.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword; cosmetics) on 11 February 2001@11:48:31.
David Whitehead (modified/augmented my erroneous note; augmented keywords; cosmetics) on 14 April 2004@06:00:43.
David Whitehead on 1 August 2011@08:16:33.

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