Eurypylus

Eurypylus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In Greek mythology, Eurypylus was the name of several different people. One Eurypylus was a son of Thestius. He participated in the hunt for the Calydonian Boar, during which he insulted Atalanta and was killed by Meleager. Another Eurypylus was a Thessalian king, son of Euaemon and Ops. He led the Thessalians during the Trojan war being a former suitor of Helen. He led one of the larger contingents of ships, 40. He fought valiantly and is often listed amongst the first rank of Greek heroes such as Idomeneus, Diomedes, Ajax, etc. In the Iliad he was one of several to accept Hector's challenge to single combat, but was eliminated in the drawing of lots. He went to the aid of Telemonian Aias when the latter was wounded and tired from hard fighting and was compelled to withdraw from combat. In defending Aias he killed Aspisaon but was wounded and put out of action from one of Paris' arrows. This happened in the same book that all the other major Greeks were wounded and put out of action. When he withdrew from battle, his wounds were tended by Patroclus. While Patroclus was tending his wound Eurypylus convinced the former to enter into combat even if Achilles refused to join.show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Claud Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135737430
  • 9786135737431