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Greek leaders in the Trojan War


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He was son of Euaemon and king of the thessalian city of Ormenius, who participated in the Trojan War with 40 ships (Il. 2.736, 5.76).

Eurypylus, (Eurupulos). A son of Euaemon and Ops. (Hygin. Fab. 81.) He appears in the different traditions about him, as a hero of Ormenion, or Hyria, or as a king of Cyrene. In the Iliad he is represented as having led the men of Ormenion and other places to Troy with forty ships, and he is one of those who offer to fight with Hector. (ii. 734, vii. 167.) He slew many a Trojan, and when he himself was wounded by Paris, he was nursed and cured by Patroclus. (xi. 841, xv. 390; comp. Apollod. iii. 10.8 ; Hygin. Fab. 97; Ov. Met. xiii. 357.) According to a genealogy of the heroes of Ormenion he was a son of Hyperochus, and the father of Ormenus. (Schol. ad. Pind. Ol. vii. 42.) Among the heroes of Hyria, he is mentioned as a son of Poseidon and Celaeno, and went to Libya before Cyrene who fought against the lion that attacked his flocks, and in Libya he became connected with the Argonauts. (Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod. iv. 1561; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 902.) He is said to have been married to Sterope, the daughter of Helios, by whom he became the father of Lycaon and Leucippus. (Schol. ad Pind. Pyth. iv. 57; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 886.) The tradition which connects him with the legends about Dionysus, is given under Aesymnetes, and Eurypylus as connected with Dionysus, dedicated a sanctuary to Soteria at Patrae (Paus. vii. 21.2), which also contained a monument of him, and where sacrifices were offered to him every year after the festival of Dionysus (vii. 19.1, 3, ix. 41.1.) From Pausanias we learn that Eurypylus was called by some a son of Dexamenus. (Comp. Muller, Orchom., 2nd edit.)

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Eurypylus. Son of Euaemon, king of Ormenium in Thessaly, one of the suitors of Helen. He was among the bravest of the Greek heroes who fought before Troy, and of his own accord offered to engage Hector in single combat. In the later story he appears in connection with the worship of Dionysus. At the division of the Trojan spoil he received an image of Dionysus, made by Hephaestus and presented to Dardanus. This had been kept in a chest as a Palladium. When Eurypylus opened the chest and beheld the image he fell into a madness. The Delphic oracle promised that he should be healed if he dedicated the image in a spot where men offered barbaric sacrifices. Accordingly he dedicated it at Aroe in Achaea, where an offering of the finest youth and fairest virgin was made annually to Artemis. The bloody act was abolished, and the milder service of Dionysus introduced in its place.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Oct 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Greeks of the Homeric Catalogue of Ships

Trojan War

Ormenius belonged to the territory of Eurypylus and is listed in the Homeric Catalogue of Ships (Il. 2.734).



He was the son of Cercaphus and father of Amyntor (Il. 9.448, 10.266), who was said to have founded the town of Ormenium in Thessaly.

   Ormenus, (Ormenos). Son of Cercaphus and father of Amyntor. Hence Amyntor is called Ormenides, and Astydamia, his granddaughter, Ormenis. He was said to have founded the town of Ormenium in Thessaly.


Amuntor. A king of the Dolopes, and father of Phoenix.

Amyntor : Perseus Encyclopedia


Son of Ormenus and father of Eurypylus (Il. 2.736, also see Paus. 7,19,6).

Euaemon : Perseus Encyclopedia


He was the son of Ormenus and father of Phoenix (Il. 9.448, 10.266).

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