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Pheidippus
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(Φείδιππος; Pheídippos).

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[1] Son of Thessalus, naval commander at Troy

Son of Thessalus, brother of Antiphus, consequently grandson of  Heracles [1] and Chalciope [3] (Hyg. Fab. 97,14). One of Helen [1]'s suitors (Hyg. Fab. 81). He and his brother command 30 ships at Troy (Hom. Il. 2,676-680). On the voyage home he is blown off course to Thesprotia…

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Frey, Alexandra (Basle), Walter, Uwe (Cologne) and Nutton, Vivian (London), “Pheidippus”, 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 24 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e919040>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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