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Chapter | The Atreidai and the Early Mythographers

The Atreidai and the Early Mythographers


This paper will focus on some mythographic fragments concerning a minor character who appears to be related to Agamemnon and Menelaos already in Homer – namely Echepolos, a Greek hero who managed to skip involvement in the Trojan war. The hero’s genealogies traced by Pherekydes and Akousilaos do not synchronize with the Homeric one and are independent from it. Particularly, Pherekydes’ arrangement does not seem unrelated to the pro-Spartan policy of Kimon and his resolute philolaconism.

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Submitted: Oct. 13, 2022 | Accepted: Oct. 21, 2022 | Published July 7, 2023 | Language: en

Keywords PherekydesEchepolosGreek mythographyKimonAkousilaosHomer

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