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Battus

by Micha F. Lindemans
  1. A shepherd of Neleus who witnessed the theft of Apollo's cattle by Hermes. When he, despite his vow to keep silent, told others about the theft, Hermes turned him into a stone (Ovid II, 688).
  2. The son of Polymnestus of Thera, and a descendant of Euphemus. An oracle had advised him to settle in Libya, which he did and founded there Cyrene (Catullus).

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