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Telephus
(789 words)

(Τήλεφος/Tḗlephos).

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[1] Son of Heracles and Auge

Son of Heracles [1] and Auge [2] (Hes. fr. 165,8-10 M./W.). There are two legendary versions of his youth. According to one version (probably in essence epic, but also assumed by Euripides [1] in his T.), Auge of Tegea, a priestess of Athena, was made pregnant by Heracles [1], gave birth to T. and hid him in the sanctuary. When, as a consequence of this, the goddess imposed a famine and the child was discovered, Auge's father Al…

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel), Karttunen, Klaus (Helsinki) and Baumbach, Manuel (Zürich), “Telephus”, 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 06 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1202920>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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