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Phaethon
(435 words)

(Φαέθων/Phaéthōn, 'the shining one', participle of the Greek phaínein).

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[1] Epithet of the sun god Helius

Epithet of the sun god Helis (first in Hom. Od. 11,16, aside from the descriptive epithet already in Hom. Il. 11,735), which can also be used on its own to describe him in Roman (since Verg. Aen. 5,105) and Greek poetry of the Imperial period (Anth. Pal. 9,137,3; Nonnus, Dion., esp. 38,151f.).

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva), “Phaethon”, 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 22 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e917330>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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