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the Antenorides and Venetians,

Original French:  les Antenorides & Venetians,

Modern French:  les Antenorides & venetians,


Les Padüans, qui descendent, dit-on, d’Anthenor.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Le Rabelais moderne, ou les Œuvres de Rabelais mises à la portée de la plupart des lecteurs
p. 171
François-Marie de Marsy [1714-1763], editor
Amsterdam: J.-F. Bernard, 1752
Google Books


Padouans, qui prétendoient descendre d’Antenor.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Œuvres de F. Rabelais
p. 313
L. Jacob (pseud. of Paul Lacroix) [1806–1884], editor
Paris: Charpentier, 1840


The Antenoridae are the people of Padua, founded by Antenor the Trojan.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Gargantua and Pantagruel
William Francis Smith [1842–1919], translator
London, 1893


Les descendants d’Anténor, fondateur de Padoue. Cf. Virgile, Énéide, I, 242, 247, et le commentaire de Servius sur ces vers. R.E.R., IV, 359.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Oeuvres. Tome Cinquieme: Tiers Livre
p. 374
Abel Lefranc [1863-1952], editor
Paris: Librairie Ancienne Honoré Champion, 1931


Descendants d’Anténor, fondateur de Padoue. L’anecdote sur Jules César figurait dans la Vie de César de Plutarque et chez le compilateur Coelius Rhodiginus (Antiquae lectiones, x).

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Le Tiers Livre
p. 589
Pierre Michel, editor
Paris: Gallimard, 1966


Caelius Rhodiginus [1469-1525]


Habitants de Padoue, descendants d’Anténor, fondateur de la ville.

François Rabelais [ca. 1483–1553]
Œuvres complètes
p. 510, n.
Mireille Huchon, editor
Paris: Gallimard, 1994


In Greek mythology, Antenor was a son of the Dardanian noble Aesyetes by Cleomestra; or, alternately, of Hicetaon. He was a counselor to Priam during the Trojan War. As a counselor, Antenor advised his fellow-townsmen to send Helen back to the Greeks. He proved to be friendly to the Greeks and an advocate of peace. In the later story (according to Dares and Dictys) he was said to have treacherously opened the gates of Troy to the enemy; in return for which, in the general sack of the city, his house, marked by a panther’s skin at the door, was spared by the victors. Afterwards, according to various versions of the legend, he either rebuilt a city on the site of Troy, or settled at Cyrene, or became the founder of Patavium (currently Padua), or of Korčula.




Posted 10 February 2013. Modified 13 February 2016.

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