- Agamede (c. twelfth century BC) was, according to Homer, a Greek physician acquainted with the healing powers of all the plants that grow upon the earth. She was born in Elis, the eldest daughter of Augeas, King of the Epeans, and was married to Mulius, the first man killed in battle by Nestor during a war between Elis and Pylos. Hyginus makes her the mother of Belus, Actor, and Dictys, by Poseidon. She was called Perimede by both Propertius and Theocritus. By the Hellenistic period (c. 4th to 1st centuries BC), Agamede had become a sorceress-figure, much like Circe or Medea.
- Agamede, daughter of Macar, from whom Agamede, a place in Lesbos, was believed to have derived its name. The town had already disappeared in Pliny's day. Ancient Agamede has been identified recently with the ancient ruins on a small hill called “Vounaros” 3 km north of ancient Pyrrha.
- Homer, Iliad 11.740
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- Schmitz, Leonhard (1870). "Agamede (1) and (2)". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston. p. 57.
- Hyginus, Fabulae 157
- Propertius, Elegies 2.4
- Theocritus, Idylls 2.10
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- Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Ἀγαμήδη.
- Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia 5.29
- Cramer, John Anthony (1832). A Geographical and Historical Description of Asia Minor. The University Press. p. 163.
- Harissis H.V et al. article in Greek in Lesviaka, 19;195-212, Mytilene 2002. https://www.academia.edu/1937262/The_discovery_of_ancient_Agamede_near_Pyrrha_on_Lesbos_island_in_Greek_
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Pliny the Elder, The Natural History. John Bostock, M.D., F.R.S. H.T. Riley, Esq., B.A. London. Taylor and Francis, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. 1855. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia. Karl Friedrich Theodor Mayhoff. Lipsiae. Teubner. 1906. Latin text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Sextus Propertius, Elegies from Charm. Vincent Katz. trans. Los Angeles. Sun & Moon Press. 1995. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Latin text available at the same website.
- Theocritus, Idylls from The Greek Bucolic Poets translated by Edmonds, J M. Loeb Classical Library Volume 28. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. 1912. Online version at theoi.com
- Theocritus, Idylls edited by R. J. Cholmeley, M.A. London. George Bell & Sons. 1901. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Agemede (1), (2)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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