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

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[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…

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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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e114980>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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