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Acamas or Akamas (//; Ancient Greek: Ἀκάμας, folk etymology: "unwearying") was a name attributed to several characters in Greek mythology. The following three all fought in the Trojan War, and only the first was not mentioned by Homer.
- Acamas, son of Theseus, mentioned by Virgil as being in the Trojan horse.
- Acamas, son of Eussorus, from Thrace. With his comrade Peiros, son of Imbrasus, Acamas led a contingent of Thracian warriors to the Trojan War. He was killed by Ajax.
- Acamas, son of Antenor, fought on the side of the Trojans and killed one Greek.
- Acamas, one of the suitors of Penelope.
- Acamas, one of the Thebans who laid an ambush for Tydeus when he returned from Thebes. He was killed by Tydeus.
- Acamas, an Aetolian in the army of the Seven Against Thebes.
- Acamas, one of Actaeon's dogs.
- Homer. Iliad, ii. 844, v. 462.
- Homer. Iliad, vi. 8.
- Hyginus, Fabulae 115.
- Apollodorus, Epitome 7.27 Translated by Sir James George Frazer, Ed. F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes. Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Includes Frazer's notes.
- Statius, Thebaid Book 3.173 Translated By J. H. Mozley, J H. Loeb Classical Library Volumes . Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1928.
- Statius, Thebaid Book 7.589 Translated By J. H. Mozley, J H. Loeb Classical Library Volumes . Cambridge, Massachusetts, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1928.
- Hyginus, Fabulae 181. Translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies, no. 34. Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1960.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Acamas". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.
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