Pausanias 1.11.1 how many Arybbas/Aryblas again?
Posted by lbowman on 04 Aug 2018 in Activity log
From D K-T: I am having trouble distinguishing between the Neoptolemus' and Pyrrhus' of Pausanias 1.11.1. I want to make sure that the events are attributed to the right character but it is very difficult for me to sort it out. I also think that Arybbas and Aryblas should be different characters even though they are both currently listed as ARYB1. I have attached a small family tree that I drew up based on 1.11.1. My response: Pyrrhus family tree This is my attempt at the family tree. As far as I can tell "Aryblas" is a typo; they are both "Arybbas", and are the same person, as they are presently coded. The only issue is that Pausanias says that Pyrrhus (the last one) and Alexander aren't related except by ancestry, but in fact Pyrrhus is Alexander's second cousin, which is close enough to call "kin" in a powerful royal family. However.
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