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Mythology (12)

Epic poems

Ancient myths

Heroes

Ptoliporthis

Phemius

(Phemios). A celebrated minstrel of Ithaca (Odyss. i. 54).

Telegonus

   (Telegonos). The son of Odysseus and Circe. At his mother's command he set out to find his father. Landing on the coast of Ithaca, he began to plunder the fields, and Odysseus came out armed against him. Telegonus did not recognize his father, and mortally wounded him with the spine of a sting-ray which Circe had given him to serve as the barb of his lance. When he learned that the wounded man was his father, he took the body home with him, accompanied by Telemachus and Penelope, and subsequently married the latter. He was supposed to be the founder of Tusculum and Praeneste, near Rome. The legend of Telegonus was the theme of the Telegonea by the Cyclic poet Eugammon of Cyrene. The strange manner in which Odysseus met his death is also mentioned in Oppian. Roman tradition ascribed to Telegonus a daughter Mamilia, the legendary ancestor of the Mamilii.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks


Telegonus : Perseus Encyclopedia

Achaemenides

Achaemenides or Achemenides, a son of Adamastus of Ithaca, and a companion of Ulysses who left him behind in Sicily, when he fled from the Cyclops. Here he was found by Aeneas who took him with him. (Virg. Aen. iii. 613, &c.; Ov. Ex Pont. ii. 2. 25.)

Euryalus

Euryalus, a son of Odysseus and Evippe, also called Doryclus or Leontophron, was killed by Telemachus. (Parthen. Erot. 3; Eustath. ad Hom.)

Suitors

The suitors of Penelope

The number of the suitors, according to Homer, was one hundred and eight, namely, fifty-two from Dulichium, twenty-four from Same, twenty from Zacynthus and twelve from Ithaca. Apollodorus gives the numbers from these islands as fifty-seven, twenty-three, forty-four, and twelve respectively, or a hundred and thirty-six in all. Homer does not give a regular list of the names, but mentions some of them incidentally. The names of the suitors from each island, as given by Apollodorus, can be found at each separate location.

Suitors who came from Ithaca

And from Ithaca itself the suitors were twelve, to wit: Antinous, Pronous, Liodes, Eurynomus, Amphimachus, Amphialus, Promachus, Amphimedon, Aristratus, Helenus, Dulicheus, and Ctesippus.

The suitors of Penelope

Perseus Project Index. Total results on 21/2/2001:46

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The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

By Padraic Colum. A classic retelling of ancient myth for younger readers by a preeminent poet and illustrator.

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