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eponym

Overview page. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics — Medicine and Health.

(ep-ŏ-nim)

a disease, structure, or species named after a particular person, usually the person who first discovered or described it.

—eponymous (i-pon-i-mŭs) adj.

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Licymnius (1), brother of Alcmene and uncle of Heracles

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 76 words.

Licymnius (1), brother of *Alcmene and so uncle of *Heracles, killed by Heracles' son *Tlepolemus (Il. 2. 653–70). His tomb was at the gymnasium of *Argos (1) (Paus. 2. 22. 8; Plut. Pyrrh.34), but he...

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Dirce

A. Schachter.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 99 words.

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...

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Ormenus

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 88 words.

Ormenus, name used by *Homer for miscellaneous Trojan warriors (see troy), slain at Il. 8. 274 and at 12. 187, and for miscellaneous grandfathers, of *Phoenix(2) at Il. 9. 448, and of *Eumaeus at Od....

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Munichus

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 104 words.

Munichus (later Munychus), eponym of *Munichia (1), the acropolis of *Piraeus, where he received refugees from Boeotian *Orchomenus (1) (Diodorus, FGrH 372 F 39) and founded the temple of *Artemis...

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Haemon

Andrew Brown.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 132 words.

Haemon (Αἵμων), (1) eponym of Haemonia, i.e. *Thessaly, and father of Thessalus (Rhianus fr. 25 Powell). (2) Grandson of *Cadmus: leaving *Thebes (1) on account of homicide, he came to Athens, and...

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Lycus (1), common heroic name

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 168 words.

Lycus (1), ‘wolf’, a common heroic name. In Attic tradition, Lycus was one of the sons of King *Pandion who at their father's death divided *Attica between them. *Herodotus (1) (1. 173. 3)...

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Phoenix (1– 2), figures of Greek mythology

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 276 words.

Phoenix (1 and 2), eponym and founder of the *Phoenicians, son of Agenor (Eur. fr. 819, Apollod. 3.1.1). In *Homer, Iliad 14. 321, however, he is the father of *Europa; and in *Hesiod (Cat. fr. 138)...

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Nauplius

Herbert Jennings Rose and Jenny March.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online March 2016 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 172 words.

Eponym of Nauplia near *Argos (1); son of *Poseidon and *Amymone. (2) His descendant, often confused with (1) (Nauplius (1)–*Proetus–Lernus–Naubolus–Clytoneus–Nauplius (2), Apollonius...

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Argus

Ken Dowden.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 232 words.

Son of Zeus and the Argive Niobe (daughter of *Phoroneus), eponym of the city of *Argos (1) (Apollod. 2. 1. 1), part of archaic Argive mythological propaganda. His grave, not far from that of his...

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Cecrops

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 252 words.

A mythical king of Athens. In most accounts (Marm. Par. A1 is an exception) he was not the first king, being son-in-law and successor to Actaeus, but Athenians clearly regarded him as their...

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eponymoi

Emily Kearns.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics

P ublished online December 2015 .

Article. Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World. 247 words.

Eponymoi are those, usually gods or heroes, after whom something is named or thought to be named. Most frequently place-names—regions or cities—are considered to be named from an eponymous hero, such...

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