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(Ἀλκιμέδων, Alkimédōn).

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[1] Arcadian hero

Arcadian hero, after whom a plateau at Mantinea is named, father of Phealo, whom Hercules made pregnant. A. exposed her with her child Aechmagoras; through a jay (kíssa), which imitated the whimpering of the child, Hercules was led to them both, recognized the son and named the spring nearby Kissa (‘Jay spring’; Paus. 8,12,2).

Also used elsewhere as a hero-name appropriat…

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Graf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Alcimedon”, 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 26 July 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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