Pallas (son of Lycaon)

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In Greek mythology, Pallas (Πάλλας) was a son of Lycaon[1] and the eponymous founder of the Arcadian town of Pallantion.[2][3] He was the teacher of Athena,[4] who, according to local myths, was born in Aliphera.[5] He also had a daughter Chryse, who married Dardanus and brought the Palladium to Troy.[6] Stone statues of Pallas and his grandson[7] Evander were extant in Pallantium in Pausanias' times.[8]

Roman authors used Pallas' name to provide an etiology for the name of the hill Palatium.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca, 3. 8. 1
  2. ^ Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Pallantion
  3. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 3. 1
  4. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 1. 33. 1
  5. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 26. 6
  6. ^ Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities, 1. 61. 2; 1. 62. 1; 1. 68. 3
  7. ^ a b Servius on Aeneid, 8. 51
  8. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 44. 5

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