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*Foi=bos), i.e. the shining, pure or bright, occurs both as an epithet and a name of Apollo, in his capacity of god of the sun. (Hom. Il. 1.43, 443; Verg. A. 3.251; Hor. Carm. 3.21, 24; Macr. 1.17; comp. APOLLO, HELIOS.) Some ancients derived the name from Apollo's grandmother Phoebe. (Aeschyl. Eum. 8.)


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