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Τι_θωνός , , Tithonus, brother of Priam, husband of Eos, and father of Memnon, Il.11.1, 20.237, Hes.Th.984. etc.: metaph. of a decrepit old man, because, as the tale went, Eos begged Zeus to grant immortality to Tithonus, but forgot to ask for eternal youth, Ar.Ach.688, Call.Iamb.1.249: prov. of great old age,
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (5):
    • Hesiod, Theogony, 984
    • Homer, Iliad, 20.237
    • Homer, Iliad, 11.1
    • Aristophanes, Acharnians, 688
    • Lucian, Dialogi mortuorum, 7.1
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