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The best collection of sources for Poseidon's cult is still the reliable discussion in Lewis R. Farnell's The Cults of the Greek States, vol. 4, Poseidon, Apollo (Oxford, 1907), pp. 1–97. The epigraphical material presented by Farnell on a number of epithets is now supplemented by Fritz Graf's Nordionische Kulte (Rome, 1985), pp. 171–2, 175, and 207–8; see now also Joannis Mylonopoulos, Heiligtümer und Kulte des Poseidon auf der Peloponnes (Liège, 2003). Marcel Detienne and Jean-Pierre Vernant subtly discuss Poseidon's relationship with the horse in Cunning Intelligence in Greek Culture and Society, translated by Janet Lloyd (Atlantic Highlands, N.J., 1978), pp. 187–213. For a new synthesis see my "'Effigies Dei' in Ancient Greece: Poseidon," in D. van der Plas (ed.), Effigies Dei: Essays on the History of Religions (Leiden, 1987), pp. 35–41.

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