Alcimedon

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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.[1]
  • 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.[2][3]
  • Alcimedon, a son of Laerceus, and one of the commanders of the Myrmidons under Patroclus.[4][5]
  • Alcimedon, an embosser or chaser, spoken of by Virgil, who mentions some goblets of his workmanship.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece viii. 12. § 2
  2. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses iii. 618
  3. ^ Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 134
  4. ^ Homer, Iliad xvi. 197, xvii. 475, &c.
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ Virgil, Eclogues iii. 37, 44
  7. ^ 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 domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.