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1. A son of Ares and Astyoche, and brother of Ialmenus, together with whom he led the Minyans of Orchomenos against Troy, in thirty ships. (Hom. H. 2.511, &c.) In the war against Troy, he was slain by the hand of Deiphobus, at which Ares was filled with anger and indignation. (H. 13.519, &c., 15.110, &c.; comp. Paus. 9.37.3.) According to Apollodorus (1.9.16, 3.10.8) Ascalaphus was one of the Argonauts, and also one of the suitors of Helen. Hyginus in one passage (Fab. 97) calls Ascalaphus and lalmenus sons of Lycus of Argos, while in another (Fab. 159) he agrees with the common account. One tradition described Ascalaphus as having gone from Troy to Samareia, and as having been buried there by Ares. The name of Samareia itself was derived from this occurrence, that is, from σᾶμα or σῆμα and Ἄρης. (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 1009.)

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    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 3.10.8
    • Pseudo-Apollodorus, Library, 1.9.16
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 9.37.3
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