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date: 03 February 2023


, mythical king of Messenia


, mythical king of Messenia
  • Arthur Maurice Woodward


Aristodemus (1), the traditional hero of the First Messenian War (c.735–715 bce; see sparta). When the Messenians had withdrawn to their stronghold of *Ithome in the fifth year of the war, he offered his daughter for sacrifice to the gods below, in response to a *Delphic oracle.


  • Greek Myth and Religion

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