Iasus

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In Greek mythology, Iasus[pronunciation?] (Ancient Greek: Ἴασος) or Iasius (Ancient Greek: Ἰάσιος) was the name of several individuals:

  1. Iasus, king of Argos. His genealogy is confused; according to different sources, he was:
  2. Iasus (Iasius), father of Atalanta[9] by Clymene, daughter of Minyas; he was the son of King Lycurgus of Arcadia by either Eurynome or Cleophyle. His brothers were Ancaeus, Epochus and Amphidamas.[10][11]
  3. Iasus (Iasius), one of the Dactyli[12] or Curetes.[13]
  4. Iasius, son of Eleuther and father of Chaeresilaus.[14]
  5. Iasus, son of Sphelus (himself son of Bucolus), leader of the Athenians, was killed by Aeneas in the Trojan War.[15]
  6. Iasus, king of Cyprus, father of Dmetor. In the Odyssey, he appears in a story told (and made up) by Odysseus.[16]
  7. Iasus, father of Palinurus[17] and Iapis.[18]
  8. Iasus, father of Phaedimus. His son was killed by Amyntas in the battle of Seven Against Thebes.[19]
  9. Iasus, father of Nepeia, who married King Olympus and gave her name to the plain of Nepeia near Cyzicus.[20]
  10. Iasus (Iasius), possible father of Amphion.[21][22]
  11. Iasius, winner of the horse-racing contest at the Olympic games held by Heracles.[23]
  12. Iasius, same as Iasion.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scholia on Homer, Iliad, 3. 75
  2. ^ Eustathius on Homer, 385. 40
  3. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Phoenician Women, 1116; on Orestes, 932
  4. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 2. 1. 3
  5. ^ Scholia on Odyssey, 18. 246
  6. ^ Eustathius on Iliad, 1845
  7. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 16. 1
  8. ^ Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 932
  9. ^ Callimachus, Hymn to Artemis, 217
  10. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 3. 9. 2
  11. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 70 & 99
  12. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 14. 7
  13. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 5. 7. 6
  14. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 20. 2
  15. ^ Homer, Iliad, 15. 332, 338
  16. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 17. 443
  17. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 5. 843
  18. ^ Virgil, Aeneid, 12. 392
  19. ^ Statius, Thebaid, 8. 438
  20. ^ Scholia on Apollonius Rhodius, Argonautica, 1. 1116
  21. ^ Homer, Odyssey, 11. 233
  22. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 36. 8
  23. ^ Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8. 48. 1
  24. ^ The form "Iasion" was also used by Pausanias and Aelian to refer to the father of Atalante.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
Triopas
King of Argos Succeeded by
Agenor, son of Triopas