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In Greek mythology, Prothoenor[pronunciation?] (Greek: Προθοήνωρ) was one of the Greek leaders in the Trojan War, from Thespiae in Boeotia,[1] son of Areilycus and Theobule, brother of Arcesilaus; he commanded eight ships.[2][3] John Tzetzes makes him a son of Alector and Arteis, and thus a half-brother of Leitus and Clonius.[4] According to the Iliad, he was killed by Polydamas, who immediately began to boast about it.[5]


  1. ^ Homer, Iliad, 2. 495
  2. ^ Diodorus Siculus, Library of History, 4. 67. 7
  3. ^ Hyginus, Fabulae, 97
  4. ^ Tzetzes, Allegoriae Iliadis, Prologue, 535
  5. ^ Homer, Iliad, 14. 450-455