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Hermiŏné

Ἑρμιόνη). The only child of Menelaüs and Helen, and married to Neoptolemus, the son of Achilles, immediately on her father's return from Troy, in fulfilment of a promise he had made there. According to a post-Homeric tradition, she had been previously promised to Orestes (q.v.), who claimed her on the ground of his prior right; and on his claim being refused by Neoptolemus, killed his rival with his own hands, or at any rate caused his death, at Delphi. Orestes took Hermioné to his home, and had by her a son, Tisamenus.

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