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Ambrax (/ˈæmbræks/; Greek: Άμβραξ) was a Greek mythological king of the city[1] of Ambracia located in the region in Epirus in ancient Greece. He was king was the exiled Aeneas came to his city. He was son of Dexamenus[2] that was in turn son of Hercules.

Ambracia in ancient Epirus.


  1. ^ Dexamenus, Dexamenus 2. Son of Heracles 1 and father of Ambrax, king of Ambracia, a city in Epirus [DH.1.50.4].
  2. ^ Ambrax, Ambrax was King of Ambracia when the exiled Aeneas came to the city. He was son of Dexamenus 2, son of Heracles 1 [DH.1.50.4].