Batea of Troad
Batia's father was the ruler of a tribe known as the Teucrians (Teucri). The Teucrians inhabited the area of northwest Asia Minor later called the Troad (Troas), and the term is sometimes used as another name for the Trojans. Batea married King Dardanus, son of Zeus and Electra, whom Teucer named as his heir. Batea gave her name to a hill in the Troad, mentioned in the Iliad, as well as to the town of Bateia. By Dardanus, Batea was the mother of Ilus, Erichthonius, Zacynthus. In some accounts, Arisbe of Crete, a daughter of Teucer, as the wife of Dardanus, so Arisbe and Batea are usually assumed to be the same person. According to another version of the myth, Batia was the daughter of Tros instead of Teucer.
Trojan family tree
- Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Dardanus
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 29, where she is called sister of Scamander, who was the father of Teucer by Idaea
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3.12.1
- Conon, Narrations 21
- Homer, Iliad 2.813; the hill was known as the tomb of Batea to the mortals, but as that of Myrina to the immortals
- Arrian in Eustathius on Homer, 351
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitates Romanae 1.50.3
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1298
- Conon, Fifty Narrations, surviving as one-paragraph summaries in the Bibliotheca (Library) of Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople translated from the Greek by Brady Kiesling. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
- Dionysus of Halicarnassus, Roman Antiquities. English translation by Earnest Cary in the Loeb Classical Library, 7 volumes. Harvard University Press, 1937-1950. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
- Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Antiquitatum Romanarum quae supersunt, Vol I-IV. . Karl Jacoby. In Aedibus B.G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1885. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
- Stephanus of Byzantium, Stephani Byzantii Ethnicorum quae supersunt, edited by August Meineike (1790-1870), published 1849. A few entries from this important ancient handbook of place names have been translated by Brady Kiesling. Online version at the Topos Text Project.