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The son of Strophius and Anaxibia, a sister of Agamemnon. His father was king of Phocis; and after the death of Agamemnon, Orestes was secretly carried to his father's court. Here Pylades contracted that friendship with Orestes which became proverbial. He assisted Orestes in murdering his mother Clytaemnestra, and also accompanied him to the Tauric Chersonesus; and he eventually married his sister Electra, by whom he became the father of Hellanicus, Medon, and Strophius. For details, see Orestes.


A pantomime dancer in the reign of Augustus, spoken of in the article Bathyllus.

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