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The name Astyoche or Astyocheia was attributed to the following individuals in Greek mythology.

  • Daughter of Laomedon by Strymo, Placia or Leucippe,[3] wife of Telephus and mother of Eurypylus (some call her daughter of Priam and wife of Eurypylus). She was bribed by Priam with a gold vine to persuade Eurypylus to go to the Trojan War, which resulted in him being killed in the battle[4][5][6] (cf. the story of Eriphyle). Together with Aethilla and Medesicaste, she was taken captive after the sack of Troy and set fire to the Greek ships during their stay on the Italian coast.[7]
  • Daughter of Actor, mother of Ascalaphus and Ialmenus with Ares.[8][9]
  • Sister of Agamemnon and Menelaus. She married Strophius, and became the mother of Pylades.[10] She is also known as Anaxibia[11] or Cydragora.[12]
  • Daughter of Itylus and possible mother of Ajax the Lesser.[21]
  • Mother of Euryalus by Mecisteus.[22]

References

  1. Bibliotheca 3. 12. 2
  2. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 29
  3. Bibliotheca 3. 12. 3
  4. Eustathius of Thessalonica on Homer, p. 1697
  5. Dictys Cretensis, 2. 5
  6. Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy, 6. 135 ff
  7. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 921
  8. Homer, Iliad, 2. 511 ff
  9. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9. 37. 7
  10. Hyginus, Fabulae, 117. Clytemnestra (Theoi Project - Hyginus Fabulae)
  11. Hesiod, Catalogue of Women, 69: Agamemnon (Theoi Project - Hesiod Catalogues)
  12. Scholia on Euripides, Orestes, 33
  13. Homer, Iliad, 2. 653 ff
  14. Bibliotheca 2. 7. 6 & 8
  15. Hyginus, Fabulae, 162
  16. Stephanus of Byzantium s. v. Ephyra
  17. Scholia on Pindar, Olympian Odes, 7. 42
  18. Eustathius of Thessalonica on Iliad, 323, 41
  19. Bibliotheca 3. 5. 6
  20. Statius, Thebaid, 3. 170
  21. Tzetzes, Homeric Allegories, Prologue, 545
  22. Tzetzes, Homeric Allegories, Prologue, 562
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