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Κάδμος , , Cadmus, Od.5.333, Hes.Th.937, etc.:—Adj. Καδμεῖος , α, ον, lon. Καδμήιος , η, ον, Cadmean, Hes.Th.940, etc.:—fem. Καδμηίς , ίδος, , h.Bacch.57, Hes.Op.162, Th.1.12, prob. in Trag.Adesp.177:—poet. Καδμέϊος , Pi.I.3(4).71, S.Ant.1115 (lyr.): Καδμεῖοι, οἱ,
A.the Cadmeans or ancient inhabitants of Thebes, Il.4.388, Hes. Th.326, Hdt.5.57, etc.: Καδμεία, , the citadel of Thebes, X.HG6.3.11; also, Pythag. name for eight, Theol.Ar.54: prov., Κ. νίκη a victory involving one's own ruin (from the story of the Σπαρτοί, or that of Polynices and Eteocles), Hdt.1.166, cf. Pl.Lg.641c, Plu.2.488a, Suid. (but = a great victory, Arr.Fr.21 J.); so “Κ. κράτοςAP5.178 (Mel.): metaph., “Κ. παιδείαPl. l.c.; Κ. γράμματα the alphabet, supposed to have been brought by K. from Phoenicia, Hdt.5.59. (The spelling Κάσσμος is found on a vase of Rhegium, Roscher Lex.d.Gr.u.Röm.Myth.2(1).842.)
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    • Herodotus, Histories, 1.166
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    • Hesiod, Theogony, 326
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 937
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    • Hesiod, Works and Days, 162
    • Homer, Iliad, 4.388
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    • Plato, Laws, 641c
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    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.12
    • Xenophon, Hellenica, 6.3.11
    • Homer, Odyssey, 5.333
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