Oicles

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In Greek mythology, Oecles[pronunciation?] (also Oicles - Οἰκλῆς, or Oicleus - Οἰκλεύς[1]) was an Argive king, father of Amphiaraus, son of Mantius or Antiphates and grandson of Melampus.[2][3][4][5]

He helped Heracles fight Laomedon and/or the sea monster attacking Troy and died in the battle.[6][7] Others, however, report that he was buried in Arcadia.[8]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Zeno.org
  2. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 6. 17. 6
  3. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 15. 243
  4. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 68. 5
  5. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 70; 73
  6. ^ Bibliotheca 2. 6. 4
  7. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 32. 3
  8. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 36. 6