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♠ Parian Marble 239 FGrH –  Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

♠ Kastor 250F4 –  Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Apollodorus, The Library 3.15.1

When Pandion died, his sons divided their father’s inheritance between them, and Erechtheus got the kingdom, and Butes got the priesthood of Athena and Poseidon Erechtheus. Erechtheus married Praxithea, daughter of Phrasimus by Diogenia, daughter of Cephisus, and had sons, to wit, Cecrops, Pandorus, and Metion; and daughters, to wit, Procris, Creusa, Chthonia, and Orithyia, who was carried off by Boreas.  Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F146 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 97, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

SCHOL. SOPHOKL. OK 472:  the reference of a ‘dexterous man’ is to Daidalos, about whom Pherekydes speaks thus: Daidalos was born to Metion son of Erechtheus and Iphinoe, from whom the people at Athens are called Daidalidai. (Transl. Mary Emerson)  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.25.6

The name is derived from Orneus, the son of Erechtheus. This Orneus begat Peteos, and Peteos begat Menestheus, who, with a body of Athenians, helped Agamemnon to destroy the kingdom of Priam.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 7.1.2

On the death of Erechtheus, Xuthus was appointed judge to decide which of his sons should succeed him. He decided that Cecrops, the eldest of them, should be king, and was accordingly banished from the land by the rest of the sons of Erechtheus.  Greek Text

Apollodorus The Library 3.15.5

This Pandion, reigning after Cecrops, was expelled by the sons of Metion in a sedition, and going to Pylas at Megara married his daughter Pylia. And at a later time he was even appointed king of the city; for Pylas slew his father’s brother Bias and gave the kingdom to Pandion, while he himself repaired to Peloponnese with a body of people and founded the city of Pylus.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.5.3

I saw also among the eponymoi statues of Cecrops and Pandion, but I do not know who of those names are thus honored. For there was an earlier ruler Cecrops who took to wife the daughter of Actaeus, and a later—he it was who migrated to Euboea—son of Erechtheus, son of Pandion, son of Erichthonius.  Greek Text

Strabo, Geography 9.1.6

And though the writers of the histories of The Land of Atthis are at variance on many things, they all agree on this (at least all writers who are worth mentioning), that Pandion had four sons, Aegeus, Lycus, Pallas, and the fourth, Nisus, and that when Attica was divided into four parts, Nisus obtained Megaris as his portion and founded Nisaea. Now, according to Philochorus, his rule extended from the Isthmus to the Pythium, but according to Andron, only as far as Eleusis and the Thriasian Plain. Although different writers have stated the division into four parts in different ways, it suffices to take the following from Sophocles: Aegeus says that his father ordered him to depart to the shorelands, assigning to him as the eldest the best portion of this land; then to Lycus “”he assigns Euboea’s garden that lies side by side therewith; and for Nisus he selects the neighboring land of Sceiron’s shore; and the southerly part of the land fell to this rugged Pallas, breeder of giants. These, then, are the proofs which writers use to show that Megaris was a part of Attica.  Greek Text

Sophocles, Aigeus fr 24 R – Tragicorum Graecorum Fragmenta vol. 4, pp. 125-26, ed. S. L. Radt. Göttingen 1977.

Pausanias, Description of Greece 1.5.3

And there was a king Pandion who was son of Erichthonius, and another who was son of Cecrops the second. This man was deposed from his kingdom by the Metionidae, and when he fled to Megara—for he had to wife the daughter of Pylas king of Megara—his children were banished with him. And Pandion is said to have fallen ill there and died, and on the coast of the Megarid is his tomb, on the rock called the rock of Athena the Gannet.  Greek Text

Pausanias Description of Greece 4.2.6

Lycus the son of Pandion also came to Arene, when he too was driven from Athens by his brother Aegeus, and revealed the rites of the Great Goddesses to Aphareus and his children and to his wife Arene; but it was to Andania that he brought the rites and revealed them there, as it was there that Caucon initiated Messene.  Greek Text

Bakchylides, Dithyramb 4 18.15

son of Pandion and Creusa  Greek Text

Euripides Medea 665-6

[665] Joy to you as well, Aegeus, son of wise Pandion! Where have you come from to be visiting the soil of this land?  Greek Text

Herodotos, Histories 1.173

but after Lycus son of Pandion came from Athens—banished as well by his brother, Aegeus—to join Sarpedon in the land of the Termilae, they came in time to be called Lycians after Lycus.  Greek Text

Edited by Justin Spalding MA UGA Classics Summer 2017. 

Revised by Elena Bianchelli, Retired Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, March 2023



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