Proitos’ Daughters (page 311 lower)

Chapter 10: Perseus and Bellerophontes, Part 1

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♠ Ap2.2.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

And Acrisius gained the mastery and drove Proetus from Argos; and Proetus went to Lycia to the court of Iobates or, as some say, of Amphianax, and married his daughter, whom Homer calls Antia, but the tragic poets call her Stheneboea. His in-law restored him to his own land with an army of Lycians, and he occupied Tiryns.  Greek Text

♠ Il 6.160 – Homer, Iliad

Now the wife of Proetus, fair Anteia, lusted madly for Bellerophon.  Greek Text

Hes fr 129.16-25 MW – Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 62-63, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

[But Proitos dwelt in Tiry]ns, a well-[b]ui[l]t city, [and he married the daughte]r of great-hearted [Apheida]s so[n] of Arkas, S[th]eneboi[a] with beau[tiful] locks. . [20] . . cow-eyed Sthen[e]boia . . . mounting the same bed, [the daughter of gr]eat-h[e]arte[d Apheidas s]on of Arkas . . . s who knew [most b]eautiful works, [Lysippe and Iphi]noe and Iphianassa,  [25]. . . palace of their father . . . (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

♠ Euripides, Sthenobia N² – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta, pp. 567-572, ed. A. Nauck, 2nd ed. Leipzig 1889.

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Edited by Silvio Curtis, Teaching assistant, Department of Classics, Univ. of Georgia, fall 2015.  Updated by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, May 2024.

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