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Εὔφορβος). A Trojan, son of Panthoüs, renowned for his valour. He wounded Patroclus, and was killed by Menelaüs ( Il. xvii. 60). Pausanias relates (ii. 17) that in the temple of Heré, near Mycenae, a votive shield was shown, said to be that of Euphorbus, suspended there by Menelaüs. Pythagoras, who maintained the transmigration of souls, declared that, in the time of the Trojan War, his soul had animated the body of Euphorbus; and as a proof of the truth of his assertion, he is said to have gone into the temple where the shield was hanging, and to have recognized and taken it down (Hor. Carm. i. 28.11).

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