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(Στρόφιος/Stróphios). Foster-father of Orestes [1]. As son of Crisus and Antipatheia (schol. Eur. Or. 33), S. ruled Crisa in Phocis, which was named after his father, together with his wife, a sister of his friend Agamemnon (Paus. 2,29,4). He was the father of Pylades [1] (Eur. Or. 1402; Ov. Pont. 2,6,25) and Astydameia. Before Agamemnon's murder, Clytaemnestra (or Electra) entrusted Orestes to S. (Aesch. Ag. 880 f.; Hyg. Fab. 117), who brought him up. According to the divergent account of Dictys (6,3), Orestes [1] went to S. with men gathered at Athens to obta…

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Krebs, Christopher, “Strophius”, 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 23 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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