Mythology METAPONTO (Town) ITALY - GTP - Greek Travel Pages

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Mythology (4)

Settlers

Epeus (Epeios)

Son of Panopeus, razes walls of Troy, makes image of Hermes, victor in boxing, an architect, constructs the Wooden Horse.

Nestor

Another tradition concerning the colonizer of the city.

Daulius

But, as Ephorus says, the colonizer of Metapontium was Daulius, the tyrant of the Crisa which is near Delphi (Strab. 6,1,15).

Founders

Leucippus

And there is this further account, that the man who was sent by the Achaeans to help colonize it was Leucippus, and that after procuring the use of the place from the Tarantini for only a day and night he would not give it back, replying by day to those who asked it back that he had asked and taken it for the next night also, and by night that he had taken and asked it also for the next day (Strab. 6,1,15).

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