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In Greek mythology, Enarete (/ɪˈnærɪtiː/, Ancient Greek: Ἐναρέτη "virtuous" literally "in virtue", from en "in" and arete "virtue") or Aenarete (Ancient Greek: Αἰναρέτη Ainarete), was the daughter of Deimachus and wife of Aeolus, thus becoming an ancestor of the Aeolians.[1] Her children were Cretheus, Sisyphus, Athamas, Salmoneus, Deion, Magnes, Perieres, Canace, Alcyone, Peisidice, Calyce, and Perimede.[2] She may have been the mother of Arne, if the Aeolus who was her husband was the same Aeolus who fathered Arne.[3][4]

Enarete is the form found in the manuscripts of Bibliotheca 1.7.1, which West (1985, pp. 59–60) takes to be a misspelling of Aenarete, the form written in the scholia to Plato, Minos 315c, since Enarete cannot stand in a hexameter line and the Bibliotheca's primary source at this point is the epic Hesiodic Catalogue of Women. At scholia to Pindar, Pythian Odes 4.252 yet another form—Enarea (Ἐνάρεα or Ἐναρέᾱ)—is found.
Pseudo-Apollodorus. Bibliotheca, 1.7.3
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.40.5

However, Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.67, states that the father of Arne was the great-grandson of Aeolus, husband of Enarete


Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888-1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
West, M.L. (1985), The Hesiodic Catalogue of Women: Its Nature, Structure, and Origins, Oxford, ISBN 0198140347.

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