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Dirce

A. Schachter

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics


Published online December 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.2246

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Eponym of the spring/river at *Thebes (1). She was done to death by *Amphion and Zethus, sons of Antiope whom she had mistreated (ultimately Eur. Antiope). A Theban rite, where the outgoing hipparch swore in his successor at Dirce's tomb, reflects local tradition (Plut. De gen.

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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