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Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library) 2.2.1

Lynceus reigned over Argos after Danaus and begat a son Abas by Hypermnestra; and Abas had twin sons Acrisius and Proetus by Aglaia, daughter of Mantineus.  Greek Text

Pausanias, Description of Greece 2.16.2

But the sons of Abas, the son of Lynceus, divided the kingdom between themselves.  Greek Text

Bakchylides, Odes 11.64-76

because an insurmountable quarrel [65] had arisen, from a slight beginning, between the brothers Proetus and Acrisius. They were destroying their people with lawless feuding and grievous battles, and the people entreated the sons of Abas [70] that, since they had as their share a land rich in barley, the younger one should be the founder of Tiryns, before they fell under ruinous compulsion. And Zeus son of Cronus, honoring the race of Danaus [75] and of horse-driving Lynceus, was willing to put an end to their hateful woes.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 129 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 62-63, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

then b[ore blam]eless Abas . . . in the lofty palace . . . [5] [who] rivaled [the Oly]mpians [in sightliness;] . . . [fa]ther of men and gods . . . and to mount the same bed; [and she bore Proitos] and Akrisios the king.   (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 137 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 67, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Pherekydes 3F21 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, p. 67, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Pherekydes 3F86 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1p. 83, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 138 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 67, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Pherekydes 3F21 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1p. 67, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

See above

Bakchylides, Odes 19.46-48

from this race Cadmus, son of Agenor, begat Semele in seven-gated Thebes.  Greek Text

Bakchylides, Odes 19.40-42

 [gadfly-driven] Io, bearing the child … Epaphus.  Greek Text

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 138 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 67, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

See above

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 139 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 67-68, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

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