The Daughters of Atlas (page 217)

Chapter 6: Other Early Families

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DS 4.33.5 – Diodoros Siculus, Library of History

After this Hippocoön exiled from Sparta his brother Tyndareüs, and the sons of Hippocoön, twenty in number, put to death Oeonus who was the son of Licymnius and a friend of Heracles; whereupon Heracles was angered and set out against them, and being victorious in a great battle he made a slaughter of every man of them.  Greek Text

Paus 3.15.3-5 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

The enmity of Heracles towards the family of Hippocoon is said to have sprung out of their refusing to cleanse him when he came to Sparta for cleansing after the death of Iphitus. [4] The following incident, too, helped to begin the feud. Oeonus, a stripling cousin of Heracles—he was the son of Licymnius the brother of Alcmene—came to Sparta along with Heracles, and went round to view the city. When he came to the house of Hippocoon, a house-dog attacked him. Oeonus happened to throw a stone which knocked over the dog. So the sons of Hippocoon ran out, and dispatched Oeonus with their clubs. [5] This made Heracles most bitterly wroth with Hippocoon and his sons, and straightway, angry as he was, he set out to give them battle. On this occasion he was wounded, and made good his retreat by stealth but afterwards he made an expedition against Sparta and succeeded in avenging himself on Hippocoon, and also on the sons of Hippocoon for their murder of Oeonus.  Greek Text

ApB 3.10.5 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Now Hippocoon had sons, to wit: Dorycleus, Scaeus, Enarophorus, Eutiches, Bucolus, Lycaethus, Tebrus, Hippothous, Eurytus, Hippocorystes, Alcinus, and Alcon. With the help of these sons Hippocoon expelled Icarius and Tyndareus from Lacedaemon. They fled to Thestius and allied themselves with him in the war which he waged with his neighbors; and Tyndareus married Leda, daughter of Thestius. But afterwards, when Hercules slew Hippocoon and his sons, they returned, and Tyndareus succeeded to the kingdom.  Greek Text

Alkman, Partheneion 1 PMG Poetae Melici Graeci, pp. 2-9 ed. D. L. Page. Oxford 1962.

Σ Ol 3.53 – Scholia to Pindar, Olympian Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina, Scholia in Olympionicas 1, pp. 120-21, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1903.

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See also Early Greek Myth, p. 386 Lower

Ol 1 – Pindar, Olympian Odes

Pelops said to the god, “If the loving gifts of Cyprian Aphrodite result in any gratitude, Poseidon, then restrain the bronze spear of Oenomaus, and speed me in the swiftest chariot to Elis, and bring me to victory. For he has killed thirteen [80] suitors, and postpones the marriage of his daughter.  Greek Text

Pherekydes FGrH 3F37 – Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker 1, pp. 72-73, ed. F. Jacoby. 2d ed. Leiden 1957.

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Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 190 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 90-91, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

P. Oxy. 2502, ed. Lobel

. . . they armed kindre[d] blood. [And after them in her hall]s the noble among women bore daughters, [Lysidike and Nikip]pe and Astydameia, [whom the sons of Perseus m]a[r]ied as wives; [Alkaios,] counselor equal [to a god] m[ade Astydameia his vigorous] bedfellow . . . [and the force of l]or[d Sthe]nelos [married Nikippe] . . . [Herakl]es’s [force] . . . he [or]dained labor[s] . . . [and o]n fastened [chariots] . . .   (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 191 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, p. 91, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Σ A Iliad 19.116

Some say Amphibia daughter of Pelops, and some Antibia daughter of Amphidamas; but Hesiod says Nikippe daughter of Pelops.  (Transl. Silvio Curtis)

Hesiod, Megalai Ehoiai (Great Catalogue of Women) fr 259 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 126-27, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Epimenides 3B17 – Die Fragmente der Vorsokratiker 1, p. 35, ed. H Diels and W. Kranz. 6th ed. Berlin 1951.

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