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Amphidamas may refer to both historical and mythological figures in ancient Greece :

MythologyEdit

Amphidamas is the name of six men in Greek mythology.

1. Amphidamas, son of Aleus and Cleobule. He was one of the Argonauts, along with his brother Cepheus.[1]

2. Amphidamas, father of Nausidame. Nausidame bore Helios a son, Augeas.[1]

3. Amphidamas, son of Lycurgus by either Cleophyle or Eurynome. Amphidamas had two children: Melanion and Antimache, who married Eurystheus.[2]

4. Amphidamas, son of Busiris, king of Egypt. He was killed, alongside his father, by Heracles.[3]

5. Amphidamas, father of Clitonymus, who was killed by Patroclus over a game of dice[4]

6. Amphidamas, one of the men hidden in the Trojan horse.

HistoryEdit

  • Amphidamas is the name of an historical king of Chalcis, death, about 730 b.C., after Lelantine War, whose burial ceremony being associated with the poetic agon mentioned by Hesiod.[5]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hyginus, Fabulae, 14
  2. Apollodorus, Library, 3.9.2
  3. Apollodorus, Library, 2.5.11
  4. Apollodorus, Library, 3.13.8
  5. Hesiod. Works and Days, 654.
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