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Telegonus (/təˈlɛɡənəs/; Ancient Greek: Τηλέγονος means "born afar") is the name shared by three different characters in Greek mythology.


  1. ^ Apollodorus, 2.1.3
  2. ^ Apollodorus, 2.5.9
  3. ^ Lycophron, 116; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 115; Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v. Torōnē
  4. ^ Conon, Narrations 10 & 32
  5. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades 2.321; Tzetzes on Lycophron, 124
  6. ^ Tzetzes, Chiliades 2.320
  7. ^ Apollodorus, Epitome 7.16


  • Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Conon, Fifty Narrations, surviving as one-paragraph summaries in the Bibliotheca (Library) of Photius, Patriarch of Constantinople translated from the Greek by Brady Kiesling. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
  • Lycophron, The Alexandra translated by Alexander William Mair. Loeb Classical Library Volume 129. London: William Heinemann, 1921. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
  • Lycophron, Alexandra translated by A.W. Mair. London: William Heinemann; New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons. 1921. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • John Tzetzes, Book of Histories, Book II-IV translated by Gary Berkowitz from the original Greek of T. Kiessling's edition of 1826. Online version at
  • 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.