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(ᾈτωλός; Aitōlós). Eponym of the Aetolians, according to Hecataeus (FGrH 1 F 15) descendant of Deucalion and of the same generation as other tribal heroes ( Aeolus,  Dorus and Xythus), otherwise son of king  Endymion from Elis (Paus. 5,1,4; Apollod. 1,57). A.'s brother  Epius wins the competition for succession to the throne in Elis. Because of a manslaughter in the funeral games for Azan, A. goes to the land of the Curetes, where he kills his visiting guests Dorus, Laodocus and Polypoetes, the sons of Phthia. He names th…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Aetolus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 04 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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