The Aiolidai: Salmoneus, Tyro, and Kretheus (page 173 upper)

Chapter 5: The Line of Deukalion

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Scholia A at Homer, Iliad 10.334 – Scholia Graeca in Homeri Iliadem vol. 1, pp. 357-58, ed. W. Dindorf and E. Maass. Oxford 1875.

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Aelianus, Varia Historia 12.42

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ApB 1.9.8 – Apollodoros, Bibliotheke (Library)

Now Tyro, daughter of Salmoneus and Alcidice, was brought up by Cretheus, brother of Salmoneus, and conceived a passion for the river Enipeus, and often would she hie to its running waters and utter her plaint to them. But Poseidon in the likeness of Enipeus lay with her, and she secretly gave birth to twin sons, whom she exposed. As the babes lay forlorn, a mare, belonging to some passing horsekeepers, kicked with its hoof one of the two infants and left a livid mark on its face. The horsekeeper took up both the children and reared them; and the one with the livid (pelion) mark he called Pelias, and the other Neleus. When they were grown up, they discovered their mother and killed their stepmother Sidero. For knowing that their mother was ill-used by her, they attacked her, but before they could catch her she had taken refuge in the precinct of Hera. However, Pelias cut her down on the very altars, and ever after he continued to treat Hera with contumely.  Greek Text

Scholia at Homer, Odyssey 11.290 – Scholia Graeca in Homeris Odysseam, ed. W. Dindorf, vo. 2, pp. 499-500. Oxford 1855.

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

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