Philomela (mother of Patroclus)

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In Greek mythology Philomela (Ancient Greek: Φιλομήλα) is identified by Gaius Julius Hyginus as the wife of Menoetius and mother of Patroclus.[1][2] The former was one of the Argonauts and the latter a participant of the Trojan War. However the Bibliotheca listed three other wives of Menoetius and possible mothers of Patroclus:[3]


  1. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  2. ^ Also in scholia on Odyssey, 4. 343 and 17. 134; Eustathius on Homer, p. 1498
  3. ^ Bibliotheca 3. 13. 8