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(Ἐπειός; Epeiós).

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[1] Builder of the Trojan Horse

Son of Panopeus of Phocis (Eur. Tro. 9 with schol.; Paus. 2,29,4). He took part in the Trojan War, and won the boxing match at Patroclus' funeral games (Hom. Il. 23,664ff.), but was less successful in throwing Eëtion's iron discus (835ff.). E.'s subordinate social position as the ‘water-carrier of the Atreids’ is documented in Stesichorus (fr. 200 PMGF; cf. also Pl. Io…

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Scheer, Tanja (Rome), “Epius”, 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 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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