The legendary Spartan king. P. was considered to be a son of Aristodemus  - and hence a direct descendant of Heracles  - and the ancestor of the Eurypontids, named after Eurypon, his son (Hdt. 8,131) or grandson (Plut. Lycurgus 1). As late as the 5th cent. BC, P. and his twin brother Eurysthenes  and not, e.g., Lycurg…
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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld),
Patzek, Barbara (Wiesbaden) and
Beck, Hans (Cologne),
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.
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