EL
Greek Travel Pages

Location information

Listed 12 sub titles with search on: Homeric world for wider area of: "KOS Province DODEKANISSOS" .


Homeric world (12)

Greek leaders in the Trojan War

Antiphus

And they that held Nisyrus and Crapathus and Casus and Cos, the city of Eurypylus, and the Calydnian isles, these again were led by Pheidippus and Antiphus, the two sons of king Thessalus, son of Heracles. And with them were ranged thirty hollow ships.


Antiphus (Antiphos). A son of Thessalus, and one of the Greek heroes at Troy. He and his brother Pheidippus joined the Greeks with thirty ships, and commanded the men of Carpathos, Casos, Cos, and other islands (Hom. Il. ii. 675, &c.). According to Hyginus (Fab. 97) he was a son of Mnesylus and Chalciope. Four other mythical personages of this name are mentioned in Hom. Il. ii. 846, Od. ii. 19, xvii. 68; Apollod. i. 7.3.


Pheidippus

And they that held Nisyrus and Crapathus and Casus and Cos, the city of Eurypylus, and the Calydnian isles, these again were led by Pheidippus and Antiphus, the two sons of king Thessalus, son of Heracles. And with them were ranged thirty hollow ships.


Pheidippus: Perseus Project index


Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

KOS (Island) DODEKANISSOS

Trojan War

Cos, island of the Icarian Sea, participated in the Trojan War and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.677).


Trojan War

The island of Nisyrus participated in the Trojan War under the leadership of Pheidippus and Antiphus and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.676).


Heroines

KOS (Island) DODEKANISSOS

Chalciope

Chalciope, a daughter of king Eurypylus in the island of Cos, and mother of Thessalus (Hom. Il. ii. 679; Apollod. ii. 7.8). There is a third mythical personage of this name. (Apollod. i. 9.1)


Kings

Eurypylus

He was the king of Cos (Il. 2.677), son of Poseidon by Astypalaea, father of Chalciope and was slain by Heracles (Apoll. 2,7,1 & 2,7,8).


Eurypylus. Son of Poseidon and Astypalaea, king of the Meropes of Cos. He was slain by Heracles, who had been driven on to the coast on his return from Troy. The struggle was a hard one, but Heracles was assisted by Zeus. The daughter of Eurypylus, Chalciope, became mother of Thessalus by Heracles.


Eurypylus, a son of Poseidon and Astypalaea, was king of Cos, and was killed by Heracles who on his return from Troy landed in Cos, and being taken for a pirate, was attacked by its inhabitants. (Apollod. ii. 7. 1, 8 .) According to another tradition Heracles attacked the island of Cos, in order to obtain possession of Chalciope, the daughter of Eurypylus, whom he loved. (Schol. ad Pind. Nem. iv. 40; comp. Hom. Il. ii. 676, xiv. 250 &c., xv. 25)


Thessalus

He was a son of Heracles and father of Pheidippus and Antiphus, who led 30 ships against Troy (Il. 2.679).


You are able to search for more information in greater and/or surrounding areas by choosing one of the titles below and clicking on "more".

Ferry Departures
From

Copyright 1999-2019 International Publications Ltd.