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Ăthămas, antis, m., = Ἀθάμας.
- A. Son of Æolus, grandson of Hellen, king in Thessaly (first in Bœotia in Ἀθαμάντιον πεδίον, among the Orchomeni, O. Müll. Orchom. I. p. 161), the father of Helle and Phrixus by Nephele, and of Melicerta and Learchus by Ino; in a fit of madness he pursued Ino, who, with Melicerta, threw herself into the sea, and both were changed to sea-deities, Ino to Leucothea (Matuta), and Melicerta to Palaemon (Portunus), Ov. M. 3, 564; 4, 420 sq.; id. F. 4, 903; 6, 489; Hyg. Fab. 2; Serv. ad Verg. A. 5, 241; cf. Apollod. 3, p. 171; Paus. Att. p. 108: Athamante dementior, Cic. Pis. 20, 47.
- B. Derivv.
- 1. Ăthămantēus, a, um, adj., = Ἀθαμαντεῖος, pertaining to Athamas, named after him, Athamantic: sinus, Ov. M. 4, 497: pinus, Stat. S. 5, 3, 143: aurum, i. e. the golden fleece of Phrixus, Mart. 8, 28.
- 2. Ăthămantĭădes, ae, m. patr., = Ἀθαμαντιάδης, son of Athamas, i. e. Palœmon, Ov. M. 13, 919 (this word also stands by conj. of Hertzberg in Prop. 4, 6, 22).
- 3. Ăthămantis ĭdis, f. patr., = Ἀθαμαντίς, daughter of Athamas, i. e. Helle, Ov. F. 4, 903; id. H. 18, 137.
- II. A mountain in Thessaly, Plin. 4, 8, 15, § 29.
Hence, Ăthă-mantĭcus, a, um, adj., = Ἀθαμαντικός, Athamantic: meum, a plant, bear’s-wort: Athamanta meum, Linn.; Plin. 20, 23, 94, § 253 (by many of the ancients referred to Athamas, I., as named by him, v. Plin. l. l.).