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(Βάτων; Bátōn).

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[1] Charioteer to Amphiaraus

 Amphiaraus' charioteer. Both B. and Amphiaraus were descendants of Melampus. In the battle of Thebes, he was swallowed by the earth together with Amphiaraus and his chariot. In Argus, he was given a sanctuary near the Amphiaraus sanctuary (Apollod. 3,77; Paus. 2,23,2). The Argives consecrated Amphiaraus' chariot with B.'s statue to Delphi (Paus. 10,10,3).


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Bloch, René (Berne), Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen) and Neudecker, Richard (Rome), “Baton”, 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 17 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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