Amphictyon, son of Hellen? A misunderstood mythological reference in Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 4.25.3

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Abstract

Virtually all the major scholarly reference works, as well as many more popular sources, provide two alternative versions of the ancestry of Amphictyon, the mythical founder of the Delphic-Pylaic amphictyony, as either the son or the grandson of Deucalion, that is, by implication, either the brother or the son of Hellen. Yet, a review of all relevant sources shows that they unanimously and exclusively refer to Amphictyon as the son of Deucalion.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)804-7
JournalThe Classical Quarterly
Volume66
Issue number2
Early online date29 Jul 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2016

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