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Headword: *dhmofw=n
Adler number: delta,471
Translated headword: Demophon
Vetting Status: high
A proper name.
Greek Original:
*dhmofw=n: o)/noma ku/rion.
That of two mythological figures, a son of Theseus and a nurseling of Demeter heroized at Eleusis: for both see OCD(4) s.v. (pp.438-9). Also (e.g.) one of Demosthenes' wicked uncles (see under delta 456); and Alexander the Great's butler (Diogenes Laertius 9.80).
Keywords: biography; definition; epic; mythology; religion; rhetoric
Translated by: Nicholas Wilshere on 29 June 2003@18:01:16.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (added note and keyword) on 30 June 2003@03:26:54.
David Whitehead (augmented note and keywords) on 30 June 2003@09:57:55.
David Whitehead on 28 July 2011@09:53:37.
David Whitehead (updated a ref) on 3 August 2014@04:53:41.


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