Peisistratus of Pylos

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In Greek mythology, Peisistratus or Pisistratus (Ancient Greek: Πεισίστρατος Peisistratos) was a prince of Pylos in Messenia.

Family[edit]

Pisistratus was the youngest son of King Nestor[1][2] either by Eurydice[3] or Anaxibia[4]. He was the brother to Thrasymedes, Pisidice, Polycaste, Perseus, Stratichus, Aretus, Echephron, and Antilochus.

Mythology[edit]

Pisistratus became an intimate friend of Telemachus, son of Odysseus, and travelled with him on his unsuccessful search for his father[5]. Like Telemachus, Peisistratus was only a small boy when his father (and brothers Antilochus and Thrasymedes) left to fight in the Trojan War.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Herodotus, The Histories 5.56
  2. ^ Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.18.8
  3. ^ Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 1.9.9
  4. ^ Homer, Odyssey 3.451–52
  5. ^ Homer, Odyssey 3.36-400

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