Actor (mythology)

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Actor (Ancient Greek: Ἄκτωρ; gen.: Ἄκτoρος Aktoros means "leader") is a very common name in Greek mythology. Here is a selection of characters that share this name (which means 'leader', from the verb άγω: to lead or carry):

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  1. ^ Ovid, Metamorphoses 5.79
  2. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.7.3
  3. ^ as cited in Orphic Argonautica, 179: "There also came Eurytion son of Iros the Aktorian leaving rugged Opus"
  4. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 1.74
  5. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.72.6
  6. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.13.1-2
  7. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.4
  8. ^ a b Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.16
  9. ^ Pindar, Olympian Odes 9.69
  10. ^ Homer, Iliad 11.785 & 16.14
  11. ^ a b c Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Actor (1), (2), (3)", in Smith, William (ed.), Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, MA, p. 17
  12. ^ Hesiod, Ehoiai fr.68; ii.34-42
  13. ^ Homer, Iliad 2.513
  14. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 9.37.7
  15. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2.7.2
  16. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 5.1.10 & 8.14.6
  17. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 488
  18. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 14
  19. ^ Valerius Flaccus, Argonautica 1.146
  20. ^ Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica 2.911 ff. with scholia
  21. ^ Tzetzes on Lycophron, 901
  22. ^ Aeschylus, Seven Against Thebes 538
  23. ^ Statius, Thebaid 8.135
  24. ^ Statius, Thebaid 11.354-381
  25. ^ Homer, Iliad 16.189
  26. ^ Collard, C.; Cropp, M. J., eds. (2008). Euripides Fragments: Oedipus–Chrysippus; Other Fragments. Harvard University Press. pp. 370–371. ISBN 9780674996311.
  27. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae 102
  28. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 9.500
  29. ^ Virgil, Aeneid 12.94
  30. ^ Juvenalis 2. 100.
  31. ^ Homer, Odyssey 23.225 ff.

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