Car (Greek myth)
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- Car, king of Megara and son of Phoroneus by Cerdo. His tomb was located on the road from Megara to Corinth. From Car, the acropolis at Megara derived its name Caria where the 'Chamber of Demeter' was said to have been built by him when he was the king of the land.
- Car, king of Caria.
- Smith, p. 607. CAR (Καρ), a son of Phoroneus, and king of Megara, from whom the acropolis of this town derived its name Caria. (Paus. i. 39. § 4, 40. § 5). His tomb was shown as late as the time of Pausanias, on the road from Megara to Corinth, (i. 44. § 9). Another mythical personage of the name of Car, who was a brother of Lydus and Mysus, and was regarded as the ancestral hero of the Carians, is mentioned by Herodotus, (i. 171.) [L. S.]
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.39.5-6 & 1.44.6
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.44.6
- Stephanus of Byzantium, Ethnica s.v. Karia
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 1.40.6
- Herodotus, The Histories 1.171
- Herodotus, The Histories with an English translation by A. D. Godley. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 1920. Online version at the Topos Text Project. Greek text available at Perseus Digital Library.
- Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
- Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
- 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.
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