(Ξένετος; Xénetos). Prominent citizen of Locri  in Lower Italy. In a double wedding in 398 BC Dionysius  I of Syracuse married both X.' daughter Doris and the Syracusan Aristomache, bestowing his favour on both women equally. Later he held X.' wife responsible for Aristomache's infertility and had her killed (Diod. 14,44,6-45,1; Plut. Dion 3,3-6).
Cite this pageMeister, Klaus (Berlin), “Xenetus”, 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 14 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12212460>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510
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