The Return to Troy and the Detour to Kos (page 445 upper)

Chapter 13: Herakles

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Nem 4.25-26 – Pindar, Nemean Odes

Heracles, [25] with whom once powerful Telamon destroyed Troy and the MeropesGreek Text

Is 6.31-32 – Pindar, Isthmian Odes

He took Pergamos, and with Telamon’s help he slew the tribes of MeropesGreek Text

Σ Nem 4.42c – Scholia to Pindar, Nemean Odes – Scholia vetera in Pindari carmina 2, pt. 2, p. 70, ed. A.B Drachman. Leipzig 1917.

he says that he destroyed Kos because of his love of Chalkiope, daughter of Eurypylos.  (Transl E. Bianchelli)  Greek Text

ApB 2.7.1 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

When Hercules was sailing from Troy, Hera sent grievous storms, which so vexed Zeus that he hung her from Olympus. Hercules sailed to Cos, and the Coans, thinking he was leading a piratical squadron, endeavored to prevent his approach by a shower of stones. But he forced his way in and took the city by night, and slew the king, Eurypylus, son of Poseidon by Astypalaea. And Hercules was wounded in the battle by Chalcedon; but Zeus snatched him away, so that he took no harm. And having laid waste Cos, he came through Athena’s agency to Phlegra, and sided with the gods in their victorious war on the giants.  Greek Text

ApB 2.7.8 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

by Chalciope, daughter of Eurypylus, he had Thettalus  Greek Text

Met 7.363-64 – Ovid, Metamorphoses

the city of Eurypylus
upon the Isle of Cos, whose women wore
the horns of cattle when from there had gone
the herd of Hercules.  Latin Text

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

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