Agapenor (Greek: Ἀγαπήνωρ) was in Greek mythology a leader of the Arcadians in the Trojan war. He was a son of Ancaeus, and grandson of Lycurgus. As king of the Arcadians he received sixty ships from Agamemnon, in which he led his Arcadians to Troy. He also occurs among the suitors of Helen. He was one of the men to be in the Trojan Horse.
On his return from Troy he was cast by a storm on the coast of Cyprus, where he founded the town of Paphos and in it the famous temple of Aphrodite. He also occurs in the story of Alcmaeon: it was to him that Arsinoe (Alphesiboea), Alcmaeon's wife was sold away by her own brothers.
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Agapenor", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1, Boston, p. 59
- Homer, Iliad 2. 609, &e.
- Hyginus, Fabulae 97
- Hyginus, Fabulae 81
- Bibliotheca 3. 10. § 8
- Homer, The Iliad, translated by Richmond Lattimore, 1951
- Pausanias, 8. 5. § 2, &c.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 7. § 5, &c.
- Pausanias, 8. 5. 3
- Pausanias, 8. 53. 7
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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