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ἐπίγονος , ον,
A.born besides, of superfetation, Hp.Vict.1.31.
II.. as Subst., ἐπίγονοι, οἱ, offspring, posterity, A.Th.903 (lyr.); breed, of bees, prob. in X.Oec.7.34.
2.. οἱ Ἐπίγονοι the Afterborn, sons of the chiefs who fell in the first war against Thebes, title of Cyclic Epic ascribed to Homer, Hdt.4.32, cf. Pi.P.8.42, D.S.4.66,etc.
b.. of the Heraclids, Hecat.30J.
c.. descendants of the successors to Alexander's dominions, περὶ Ἀλεξάνδρου καὶ τῶν διαδόχων καὶ ., title of work by Nymphis, Suid. s.v. Νύμφις, cf. D.S.1.3, D.H.1.6, Str.15.3.24; τῷ Ἐπιγόνου κούρῳ, of Antigonus Gonatas, BMus.Inscr. 797.8 (Cnidus).
d.. corps of barbarian youths in Alexander's army, Arr.An.7.6.1.
e.. in Egypt, belonging to theἐπιγονή11, PSI 6.588.7 (iii B.C.), UPZ14.70 (ii B.C.).
3.. after-born, i.e. born after or besides the presumptive heir, Pl.Lg.740c, 929d.
b.. issue of second marriage, Poll.3.25.
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  • Cross-references in general dictionaries from this page (10):
    • Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes, 903
    • Herodotus, Histories, 4.32
    • Plato, Laws, 740c
    • Plato, Laws, 929d
    • Strabo, Geography, 15.3.24
    • Xenophon, Economics, 7.34
    • Arrian, Anabasis, 7.6.1
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 1.3
    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 4.66
    • Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae, 1.6
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