Alcimedon (Ancient Greek: Ἀλκιμέδων) can refer to a number of people in Greek mythology and history:
- Alcimedon, an Arcadian hero, from whom the Arcadian plain Alcimedon derived its name. He had a daughter named Phialo, by whom Heracles had a son, Aechmagoras, whom Alcimedon exposed, but Heracles saved.
- Alcimedon, one of the Tyrrhenian sailors, who wanted to carry off the infant Dionysus from Naxos, but was metamorphosed, with his companions, into a dolphin.
- Alcimedon, a son of Laerceus, and one of the commanders of the Myrmidons under Patroclus.
- Alcimedon, an embosser or chaser, spoken of by Virgil, who mentions some goblets of his workmanship.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece viii. 12. § 2
- Ovid, Metamorphoses iii. 618
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 134
- Homer, Iliad xvi. 197, xvii. 475, &c.
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alcimedon 1-3". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 102.
- Virgil, Eclogues iii. 37, 44
- Mason, Charles Peter (1867). "Alcimedon 4". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 102.
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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