The Daughters of Asopos (page 223)

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♠ Alkmaionis fr 1 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 33, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Nem 5.6-12 – Pindar, Nemean Odes

He has brought honor to the Aeacids, the heroic spearmen descended from Cronus and Zeus and the golden Nereids, and to his mother city, a land friendly to guests. [10] Once by the altar of father Zeus Hellenius the illustrious sons of Endais and the strong, mighty Phocus stood and prayed, stretching their hands to the sky, that the city would one day be famous for men and shipsGreek Text

Paus 2.29.9 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

When Telamon and Peleus had induced Phocus to compete at the pentathlon, and it was now the turn of Peleus to hurl the stone, which they were using for a quoit, he intentionally hit Phocus.   Greek Text

ΣA Il 16.14 – Scholia A to Homer, Iliad – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem 2, p. 91, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

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Mor 311e – Plutarch’s Moralia 4, pp. 292-95, ed. F. C. Babbitt, Cambridge, Mass., 1957.

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ApB 3.12.6 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

As Phocus excelled in athletic sports, his brothers Peleus and Telamon plotted against him, and the lot falling on Telamon, he killed his brother in a match by throwing a quoit at his head, and with the help of Peleus carried the body and hid it in a wood. But the murder being detected, the two were driven fugitives from Aegina by AeacusGreek Text

Σ And 687 – Scholia to Euripides, Andromache – Scholia in Euripidem 2, p. 295, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1891.

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Paus 2.29.9 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

 The act was done to please their mother; for, while they were both born of the daughter of Sciron, Phocus was not, being, if indeed the report of the Greeks be true, the son of a sister of ThetisGreek Text

Paus 2.29.10 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

When this blow of the quoit killed Phocus, the sons of Endeis boarded a ship and fled. Afterwards Telamon sent a herald denying that he had plotted the death of Phocus. Aeacus, however, refused to allow him to land on the island, and bade him make his defence standing on board ship, or if he wished, from a mole raised in the sea. So he sailed into the harbor called Secret, and proceeded to make a mole by night. This was finished, and still remains at the present day. But Telamon, being condemned as implicated in the murder of Phocus, sailed away a second time and came to Salamis Greek Text

DS 4.72.6 – Diodoros Siculus, Library of History

To Aeacus sons were born, Peleus and Telamon. Of these, Peleus, while hurling a discus, accidentally slew Phocus, who was his brother by the same father although born of another mother. Because of this slaying Peleus was banished by his father and fled to Phthia in what is now called Thessaly, where he was purified by Actor the king of the country and succeeded to the kingship, Actor being childless.  Greek Text

♠ See Early Greek Myth, Ch. 5, p. 182

Σ Tro 9 – Scholia to Euripides, Troades (Trojan Women) – Scholia in Euripidem 2, p. 347, ed. E. Schwartz. Berlin 1891.

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Σ Lyk 939 – Scholia to Lykophron, Alexandra – Lykophronis Alexandra 2, p. 303, ed E. Scheer. Berlin 1908.

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Hesiod, Ehoiai (Catalogue of Women) fr 58 MW – Fragmenta Hesiodea, pp. 37-38, ed. R. Merkelbach and M. L. West. Oxford 1967.

Asios fr 5 PEG – Poetae Epici Graeci 1, p. 128, ed. A. Bernabé. Leipzig 1987.

Paus 2.29.4 – Pausanias, Description of Greece

Asius the epic poet says that to Phocus were born Panopeus and Crisus. To Panopeus was born Epeus, who made, according to Homer, the wooden horse; and the grandson of Crisus was Pylades, whose father was Strophius, son of Crisus, while his mother was Anaxibi ,sister of Agamemnon. Such was the pedigree of the Aeacidae (family of. Aeacus), as they are called, but they departed from the beginning to other lands.  Greek Text

Lyk 939-42 – Lykophron, Alexandra

He even within his mother’s womb arrayed hateful battle against his brother with blows of his hands, while he looked not yet on the bright light of Tito, nor had yet escaped the grievous pains of birth.  Greek Text

Lyk 932-38 – Lykophron, Alexandra

Afraid of the spear and the impetuous phalanx, he pays for the false oath of his father regarding the spear-won herds, which wretchedman, when the towers of Comaetho were confounded by the army in the cause of loving marriage, he dared to swear by Aloetis Cydonia Thraso, and by the god of Crestone, Candaon or Mamertus, warrior wolf.  Greek Text

Σ Lyk 932 – Scholia to Lykophron, Alexandra – Lykophronis Alexandra 2, pp. 301-2, ed E. Scheer. Berlin 1908.

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