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(Πορθάων/Portháōn, 'the destroyer', also Πορθεύς/Portheús: Hom. Il. 14,115 and Latin Parthaon: Ov. Met. 8,542; 9,12; Hyg. Fab. 175; Stat. Theb. 1,670; 2,726). Son of Agenor [3] and  Epicaste (Apollod. 1,59), husband of Euryte, king in Pleuron and Calydon. Father of Oeneus, Agrius and Melas (only these in Hom. l.c., hence great-grandfather of  Diomedes [1]). Also father of Alcathous, Leucopeus, Sterope (Apollod. 1,63) and Laocoon [2] (Hyg. Fab. 14,17; Apoll. Rhod. 1,191). Significant only as the father of Oeneus.

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Thurmann, Stephanie (Kiel), “Porthaon”, 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 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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