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Athenian Political Art from the fifth and fourth centuries: Images of Tribal (Eponymous) Heroes 

Amy C. Smith, edition of January 18 2003

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· The individual heroes: Antiochos ·

Antiochos (tribe: Antiochis)

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Demosthenes (Dem. 60).
Pausanias (Paus.).
Apollodorus (Apollod.).
Diodorus (Diod.).
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Mythology: Antiochos was a son of Herakles (Ps.-Dem. 60.31; Apollod. 1.8.3) and Meda (Paus. 1.5.2). The descendants of his son Phylas led the return of the Heracleidae (according to Paus. 2.4.3; Apollod. 1.8.3; Diod. 4.37), and he had strong ties to Corinth and Boeotia. His only mythological connection with Attica is attested in his appearance on vase imagery, particularly among the boys sent to the Minotaur (see the Francois Vase [Florence 4209]).

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Pausanias (Paus.).
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Worship: Antiochos, son of Herakles, was worshipped appropriately at the Herakleion in Kynosarges (published by C. Karouzos in ArchDelt 8 [1923] 82-102); some fourth century tribal decrees found there refer to a priest of Antiochos); it is highly likely, however, that Antiochos’ cult came to Kynosarges after the Cleisthenic reforms of 508/7, and his cult is not mentioned in Pausanias’ discussion of the Herakleion there (Paus. 1.19.3).

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Tribal connection: A member of the Antiochis tribe held the priesthood of Antiochos at Kynosarges, according to an inscription dated 169/8 (see Dow 1937, 71).

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