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Telephus was the son of Heracles and of Auge, daughter of king Aleus of Tegea in Arcadia; Euripides dramatized his birth story in Auge, a much later play than Telephus. Auge became the wife of king Teuthras of Mysia and Telephus eventually his heir (cf. F 697.9–15, and our Introduction to Auge on the varying mythical traditions). When the Greeks under Agamemnon attacked Mysia during their

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