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Apollo Archegetes

NAXOS (Ancient city) SICILY
Archegetes. A surname of Apollo, under which he was worshipped in several places, as at Naxos in Sicily (Thuc. vi. 3; Pind. Pyth. v.80), and at Megara. (Paus. i. 42. Β§ 5.) The name has reference either to Apollo as the leader and protector of colonies, or as the founderof towns in general, in which case the import of the name is niearly the same as Deos patrooiot

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