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Phĭloctēta or Phĭloctētes , ae (corrupted form Philotes , ētis, Inscr. Grut. 42, 7), m., = Φιλοκτήτης,
I.son of Pœas of Thessaly, celebrated as an archer, a companion of Hercules, who at his death gave him the poisoned arrows without which Troy could not be taken. On account of the stench proceeding from his wounded foot, he was left by the Greeks on the isle of Lemnos, but was afterwards taken by Ulysses to Troy, where Machaon healed his wound, and he slew Paris, Hyg. Fab. 102 Ov. M. 13, 313 sq.; Cic. Tusc. 2, 7, 19; id. Fin. 2, 29, 94; id. Q. Fr. 2, 10, 4; Auct. Her. 4, 30, 41.—Hence, Phĭloctētaeus , a, um, adj., = Φιλοκτηταῖος, of or belonging to Philoctetes, Philoctetœan: “clamor,Cic. Fin. 2, 29, 94.
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