Amyclas of Sparta

In Greek mythology, Amyclas (/əˈmkləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἀμύκλας, romanizedAmýklas) or Amyclus was a king of Sparta and the founder of Amyclae in central Laconia.

FamilyEdit

Amyclas was the son of King Lacedemon and Queen Sparta, and brother of Queen Eurydice of Argos. By Diomēdē, daughter of Lapithes, he became the father of King Argalus,[1] King Cynortas,[2] Prince Hyacinth,[3] Queen Laodamia[4] (or Leaneira[5]) of Arcadia, Harpalus,[6] Hegesandre[7] and possibly of Princess Polyboea.[8] In other versions of the myth, Amyclas was also called the father of Daphne.[9]

Regnal titles
Preceded by King of Sparta Succeeded by

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Pausanias, 3.1.3
  2. ^ Apollodorus, 1.9.5 & 3.10.3; Pausanias, 3.13.1
  3. ^ Apollodorus, 3.10.3; Pausanias, 3.1.3
  4. ^ Pausanias, 10.9.5
  5. ^ Apollodorus, 3.9.1
  6. ^ Pausanias, 7.18.5 (Achaica)
  7. ^ Scholia on Homer, Odyssey 4.10; Pherecydes, fr. 132
  8. ^ Pausanias, 3.19.4
  9. ^ Parthenius, Erotica Pathemata 15

ReferencesEdit

  • 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.
  • Parthenius, Love Romances translated by Sir Stephen Gaselee (1882–1943), S. Loeb Classical Library Volume 69. Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press. 1916. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
  • Parthenius, Erotici Scriptores Graeci, Vol. 1. Rudolf Hercher. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1858. 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.

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