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Aristomachus

Greek, Ancient: Ἀριστόμαχος
Birthplace: Greece
Death: Greece
Immediate Family:

Son of Cleodaeus
Father of Aristodemos, king of Sparta; Cresphontes, King of Messene; Temenos King of Argos and Temenus

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About Aristomachus

Aristomachus (Ancient Greek: Ἀριστόμαχος) may refer to the following:

Aristomachus, name of several figure in Greek mythology.

Aristomachos the Elder, died 240 BC, a tyrant of the ancient Greek city of Argos. Aristomachos of Argos, died 223 BC, second son of the previous, a tyrant of the city of Argos and strategos of the Achaean League. Aristomachus of Croton, c. 215 BC, a democratic leader who betrayed the town of Croton in Magna Graecia.[1]

One of the Heracleidae, son of Cleodaeus, a great-grandson of Heracles. He led an attempt to capture Mycenae during the reign of Tisamenus, but, having misinterpreted the oracle, failed and fell in the battle.[2][3] He is the father of Temenus, Cresphontes and Aristodemus.

Pausanias, Description of Greece, 2. 18. 7

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