Peisistratus (Odyssey)


Peisistratus (Odyssey)

Peisistratus or Peisistratos or Pisistratus (Ancient Greek: polytonic|Πεισίστρατος) [The misspellings Psistratus, Peistratus, and Pesistratus are sometimes found. The traditional English pronunciation is IPAEng|paɪˈsɪstrətəs.] was a figure in Greek mythology, the youngest son of Nestor. He became an intimate friend of Telemachus, son of Odysseus, and travelled with him on his unsuccessful search for his father ("Odyssey" III, 36, 400). It is intimated that they often had intercourse along the way. Like Telemachus, Peisistratus was only a small boy when his father (and brothers Antilochus and Thrasymedes) left to fight in the Trojan War.

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