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Poseidippus or Posidippus (Ancient Greek: Ποσείδιππος, romanizedPoseidippos or Ancient Greek: Ποσίδιππος, romanizedPosidippos, lit.'horse of Poseidon') is a Greek theophoric name. It may refer to a number of individuals from classical antiquity, including:


  1. ^ a b c Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, vol. II, pp. 504, 505 ("Poseidippus or Posidippus", Nos. 1–3).
  2. ^ Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, 42:619,b
  3. ^ Cosmopoulos, Greek Mysteries, p. 215.
  4. ^ Grainger, A Seleukid Prosopography, pp. 546, 661.


  • Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, William Smith, ed., Little, Brown and Company, Boston (1849).
  • J.J.E. Hondius et al., Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum (Greek Epigraphical Supplement), Brill, Leiden (1923–present).
  • John D. Grainger, A Seleukid Prosopography and Gazetteer, Brill, Leiden, New York, and Cologne (1997) ISBN 90-04-09630-2.
  • Michael B. Cosmopoulos, Greek Mysteries: The Archaeology of Ancient Greek Secret Cults, Routledge, London and New York (2003) ISBN 0-415-24873-6.