(Ἐλεφήνωρ; Elephḗnōr). Son of Chalcodon, grandson of Abas and king of the Abantes on Euboea. He was one of Helena's suitors (Apollod. 3,130) and the leader of the Abantes against Troy (Hom. Il. 2,540-541). He was expelled from Euboea following the accidental killing of his grandfather; for that reason, he was only able to call the Abantes to battle by shouting from a cliff top near Euboea (Lycoph. 1034 with Tzetz.). The sons of Theseus were among those who followed him to Troy (Paus. 1,17,6). E. was killed by Agenor  (Hom. Il. 4,463-469).
Cite this pageBloch, René (Berne), “Elephenor”, 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 13 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e329110>
First published online: 2006
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