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First ancestors

Amphilochus

ARGOS AMFILOCHIKON (Ancient city) ETOLOAKARNANIA
Son of Alcmaeon by Manto, founder of the city.

Founders

Alcmaeon & Amphilochus

After Ambracia comes Argos Amphilochicum, founded by Alcmaeon and his children. According to Ephorus, at any rate, Alcmaeon, after the expedition of the Epigoni against Thebes, on being invited by Diomedes, went with him into Aetolia and helped him acquire both this country and Acarnania; and when Agamemnon summoned them to the Trojan war, Diomedes went, but Alcmaeon stayed in Acarnania, founded Argos, and named it Amphilochicum after his brother; and he named the river which flows through the country into the Ambracian Gulf "Inachus", after the river in the Argeian country. But according to Thucydides, Amphilochus himself, after his return from Troy, being displeased with the state of affairs at Argos, passed on into Acarnania, and on succeeding to his brother's dominion founded the city that is named after him (Strab. 7,7,7).

Various

AMFILOCHIKO ARGOS (Settlement) ETOLOAKARNANIA
Hecataeus of Miletus moves Geryon from Iberia (which seemed too far away for Heracles to drive cattle to Eurystheus in Mycenae) to somewhere in the region of Ambracia and Amphilochia.

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