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Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

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).



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)



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)


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

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