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Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships
Eleon participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.500, 10.266).
Strabo places his kingdom in Eleon instead of Orminion (Strab. 9,5,18).
- Amyntor: Perseus Encyclopedia
- Perseus: Strabo, Geography
Amyntor (Amuntor), according to Homer (Il. x. 266), a son of Ormenus of Eleon
in Thessaly, where Autolycus broke into his house and stole the beautiful helmet,
which afterwards came into the hands of Meriones, who wore it during the war against
Troy. Amyntor was the father of Crantor, Euaemon, Astydameia, and Phoenix. The
last of these was cursed and expelled by Amyntor for having entertained, at the
instigation of his mother Cleobule or Hippodameia, an unlawful intercourse with
his father's mistress (Hom. Il. ix. 434, &c.; Lycophr. 417). According to Apollodorus
(ii. 7.7, iii. 13.7), who states, that Amyntor blinded his son Phoenix, he was
a king of Ormenium, and was slain by Heracles, to whom he refused a passage through
his dominions, and the hand of his daughter Astydameia (Comp. Diod. iv. 37). According
to Ovid (Met. viii. 307, xii. 364, &c.), Amyntor took part in the Calydonian hunt,
and was king of the Dolopes, and when conquered in a war by Peleus, he gave him
his son Crantor as a hostage.
This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks
- A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology (ed. William Smith)
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