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Cyanippus
(181 words)

(Κυάνιππος, ‘Black horse’).

[German version]

[1] King of Argus

King of Argus, son of Aegialeus and of Comaetho, descendant of Bias (Paus. 2,18,4; 30,10). According to Apollodor (1,103), C. is the son of  Adrastus [1] and brother of  Aegialeus [1]. Pausanias confuses his family tree: he speaks about four generations and five rulers but does not include C. among these, as the rulers cannot be called Nēleídai until Talaus (whose mother is a daughter of Neleus). Pausanias includes Diomedes as C.'s guardia…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), “Cyanippus”, 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 23 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e625350>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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