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Lairbenos
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(Λαιρβηνός; Lairbēnós) is the epiclesis of Apollo in Phrygia, as attested to in numerous inscriptions. The missing Greek etymology as well as the variants point to the fact that this is the Greek interpretatio of an indigenous name. Many confession inscriptions stem from his shrine in the region of modern Ortaköy.

Bibliography

K. M. Miller, Apollo L., in: Numen 32, 1985, 46-70

G. Petzl, Die Beichtinschr. Westkleinasiens, 1994, 122-143.

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Lairbenos”, 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 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e629030>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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