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Telephus

E.W. Handley and J. Rea, The Telephus of Euripides (London, 1957); H. J. Mette, Der verlorene Aischylos (Berlin, 1963), 81–94; Austin, NFE 66–82; M. Cropp in SFP I.17– 52, 282 (~ II.363–4); F. Jouan in ed. Budé VIII.2.91–132; C. Preiser, Euripides: Telephos (Hildesheim, 2000).

Jouan (1966), 222–55; Webster 43–8, 302; Rau, Paratragodia 19–50; Trendall–Webster III.3.47–9; C. Bauchhenss-Thüriedl, Der Mythos von Telephos in der antiken Bildkunst (Würzburg, 1971); G. Mengano Cavalli, Atti dell’ Accademia Pontaniana 31 (1982), 315–37; Aélion (1983), I.31–42; LIMC I.i.260–2 ‘Agamemnon, Téléphos et Oreste’, VII.i.856–70 ‘Telephos’ (esp. nos. 51–88); M. Ditifeci, Prometheus 10 (1984), 210–20; M. Heath, CQ 37 (1987), 272–80; E. Keuls in J.-P. Descoeudres (ed.), Eumousia: Studies . . . A. Cambitoglou (Sydney, 1990), 87–94; Gantz 428–31, 576–80; Matthiessen 272–3.

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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DOI: 10.4159/DLCL.euripides-dramatic_fragments.2008