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(Ἀλκάθοος; Alkáthoos).

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[1] Megarian hero, connected with the town that was also called Alcathoe

Megarian hero, son of Pelops and Hippodamia of Elis. A fugitive after striking his brother dead, by killing the Cithaeronian lion he won the daughter of the Megarian king Megareus and succeeded him to the throne. Many aetiologies connect him with the city (Paus. 1,41,3-43,3), which is addressed as Alc…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Alcathous”, 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 29 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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