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Κάδμος 1

Cadmus, Od., Hes.: son of the Phoenician king Agenor, brother to Europa, founder of Boeotian Thebes. Cadmus brought from Phoenicia the old Greek alphabet of sixteen letters, hence called Καδμήια or Φοινικήια γράμματα (Hdt.); which was afterwards increased by the eight (so called) Ionic, η ω θ φ χ ζ ξ ψ.

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