Mermerus and Pheres


In Greek mythology, Mermerus (Ancient Greek: Μέρμερος, Mérmeros; Latin: Mermerus) and Pheres (Ancient Greek: Φέρης, Phéres, modern pronunciation Féris; Latin: Pheres) were the sons of Jason and Medea. They were killed either by the Corinthians[1] or by Medea,[2] for reasons that vary depending on the rendition. In one account, Mermerus was killed by a lioness while hunting.[3]

Notes Edit

  1. ^ Pausanias, 2.3.6; Scholia on Euripides, Medea 10
  2. ^ Euripides, Medea; Diodorus Siculus, 4.54.7; Hyginus, Fabulae 25; Apollodorus, 1.9.28 cites both versions
  3. ^ Naupactica as cited in Pausanias, 2.3.9

References Edit

  • Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
  • Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1-2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888–1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Euripides, Medea with an English translation by David Kovacs. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 1994. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
  • Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae from The Myths of Hyginus translated and edited by Mary Grant. University of Kansas Publications in Humanistic Studies. Online version at the Topos Text Project.
  • Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
  • Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.