The Aiolidai: Perieres, Deion, Minyas (page 181)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.21.7

On the death of her husband, Perieres, the son of Aeolus, whom she [Gorgophone] married when a virgin, she married Oebalus, being the first woman, they say, to marry a second time.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.1.3-4

On the death of Amyclas the empire came to Aigalus, the eldest of his sons, and afterwards, when Aigalus died, to Cynortas. Cynortas had a son Oebalus. He took a wife from Argos, Gorgophone the daughter of Perseus, and begat a son Tyndareus, with whom Hippocoon disputed about the kingship, claiming the throne on the ground of being the eldest.  Greek Text

Stesichoros 227 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 121, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Perieres was son of Kynortes who married Gorgophone daughter of Perseus, as Stesichoros says, and he begat Tyndareos, Ikarios, Aphareus, and Leukippos.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 199.8 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 97-8, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Scholia at Euripides, Orestes 457 – Scholia in Euripidem, vol. 1, p. 150, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1887. 

Greek Text

Pindar, Nemean 10.65

and these sons of Aphareus [Idas and Lynkeus] themselves suffered terribly by the devising of Zeus. Greek Text

Simonides PMG 563 – Poetae Melici Graeci, p. 291, ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

ApB 3.10.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Aphareus and Arene, daughter of Oebalus, had sons Lynceus and Idas and Pisus.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 50 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 33-4, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

ApB 3.10.3 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Besides them Leucippus begat Arsinoe: with her Apollo had intercourse, and she bore Aesculapius.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 3.16.1

Near is a sanctuary of Hilaeira and of Phoebe. The author of the poem Cypria  calls them daughters of Apollo.  Greek Text

Kypria fr 11 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 51, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Pherekydes 3F120 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 92, ed. F. Jacoby, 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Scholia at Homer, Odyssey 19. 432: Philonis, the daughter of Dion, lived in Parnassos where she lay with Apollo 〈and Hermes〉; for she possessed such a lovely beauty that even the  gods, despite being rivals, wished to lie with her. And so, from Apollo Philammon was begotten, a wise man who seems to have been the first to put together choruses of maidens, and from Hermes Autolykos was begotten. This one living in Parnassos stole and put away a lot. In fact, he possessed this art from his father, that when he stole something he escaped notice of men, and he changed the animals of his plunder into the shape that he wished, so that he became the master of a very large booty. The story is in Pherekydes.  (Transl. E. Bianchelli)

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 64 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 41, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Edited by Elena Bianchelli, Senior Lecturer of Classical Languages and Culture, Univ. of Georgia, February 2022

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