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Callidice
(111 words)

(Καλλιδίκη; Kallidíkē).

[German version]

[1] Daughter of Celeus and Metaneira

The most beautiful daughter of the Eleusinian king  Celeus and his wife  Metaneira. Along with her sisters Cleisidice, Demo, and Callithoe, she meets  Demeter who is mourning her daughter  Persephone and invites her home in the name of her sisters (H. Hom. 2.110; 146).

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[2] Wife of Odysseus

Queen of Thesprotia in Epirus. In the Cyclic epic  Telegonia, she becomes the wife of  Odysseus on…

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Michel, Raphael (Basle), “Callidice”, 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 06 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e606190>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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