Brill’s New Pauly

Get access
Search Results: | 68 of 145 |

(1,661 words)

(Ἀλκαῖος; Alkaîos). The suggestive mythological name (alkḗ, ‘strength’) is connected with Hercules.

[German version]

[1] Grandfather of Hercules

Grandfather of Hercules, son of Perseus and Andromeda, husband of Astydameia, the daughter of Pelops, father of Amphitryon and Anaxo (Hes. Sc. 26; Schol. Eur. Hec. 886). Also the form of the name Alceus appear…

Cite this page
Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), Hidber, Thomas (Berne) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Alcaeus”, 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 22 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲