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Apollodorus, Epitome (ed. Sir James George Frazer), book E (search)
n years old when she was carried off
by Theseus and Pirithous. and in the endeavor to win Persephone as a bride for
Pirithous he went down to Hades. And the Dioscuri, with the Lacedaemonians and Arcadians,
captured Athens and carried away Helen, and
with her Aethra, daughter of Pittheus, into captivity;Compare Diod. 4.63.3, 5; Plut. Thes. 32
and Plut. Thes. 34; Paus.
1.17.5; Paus. 2.22.6. According to these writers,
it was not Athens but Aphidna （Aphidnae） that was
captured by the Dioscuri. but Demophon and Acamas fled. And the Dioscuri also
brought back Menestheus from exile, and gave him the sovereignty of Athens.Menestheus was
one of the royal family of Athens, being a
son of Peteos, who was a son of Orneus, who was a son of Erechtheus. See Plut. Thes. 32; Paus. 2.25.6.
That he was restored and placed on the throne by Castor and Pollux during the absence of
Theseus is mentioned also