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Alector (/əˈlɛktər/; Ancient Greek: Ἀλέκτωρ) refers to more than one person in classical mythology and history:[1]

Alector, son of Magnes and Meliboea, eponyms of Magnesia and the town of Meliboea respectively.[2]
Alector, the father of Leitus.[3] Homer calls him "Alectryon",[4] and Diodorus "Electryon", naming him among the sons of Itonus.[5] According to Tzetzes, Alector was also the father of Clonius, Arcesilaus and Prothoenor (his nephews according to Diodorus) by different mothers: he is said to have fathered Leitus with Polybule, Arcesilaus with Cleobule, Prothoenor with Arteis, and Clonius with Acteis.[6]
Alector of Elis, son of King Epeius, brother of Hyrmine. He was allied with Phorbas of Thessaly. By the latter's daughter Diogeneia, he became father of Amarynceus.[7][8]
Alector, a son of Anaxagoras and father of Iphis, king of Argos.[9]
Alector of Sparta, son of Argeus (son of Pelops) and Hegesandra (daughter of King Amyclas).[10] He has two brothers, Melanion and Boethoos. Alector was the father of Iphiloche (or Echemela), who married Megapenthes, son of Menelaus.[11]

Homer Od. iv. 10

He was seeing her off
with chariots and horses for her journey
to the famous city of the Myrmidons,
whom her husband ruled.  For his son, Menelaus
was bringing Alector's daughter home to Sparta.    
That son, mighty Megapenthes, born to a slave,
was his favorite, for the gods had granted Helen
no more children after she had given birth
to the lovely girl Hermione, as beautiful
as golden Aphrodite.

Notes

Schmitz, Leonhard (1867). "Alector (1) and (2)". In William Smith (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 109. Archived from the original on 2007-04-05.
Eustathius on Homer, p. 338
Apollodorus, 1.9.16
Homer, Iliad 17.602
Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.63.7
Tzetzes, John (2015). Allegories of the Iliad. Translated by Goldwyn, Adam; Kokkini, Dimitra. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library. pp. 41, Prologue 533-536. ISBN 978-0-674-96785-4.
Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca historica 4.69.2
Eustathius on Homer, p. 303 & 1598
Apollodorus, 3.6.2; Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio 2.18.4
Scholia on Homer, Odyssey 4.10; Pherecydes, fr. 132

Homer, Odyssey 4.10 with scholia

References

Apollodorus, The Library with an English Translation by Sir James George Frazer, F.B.A., F.R.S. in 2 Volumes, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1921. ISBN 0-674-99135-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Diodorus Siculus, The Library of History translated by Charles Henry Oldfather. Twelve volumes. Loeb Classical Library. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press; London: William Heinemann, Ltd. 1989. Vol. 3. Books 4.59–8. Online version at Bill Thayer's Web Site
Diodorus Siculus, Bibliotheca Historica. Vol 1–2. Immanel Bekker. Ludwig Dindorf. Friedrich Vogel. in aedibus B. G. Teubneri. Leipzig. 1888–1890. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Homer, The Odyssey with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, PH.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1919. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library. Greek text available from the same website.
Pausanias, Description of Greece with an English Translation by W.H.S. Jones, Litt.D., and H.A. Ormerod, M.A., in 4 Volumes. Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann Ltd. 1918. ISBN 0-674-99328-4. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library
Pausanias, Graeciae Descriptio. 3 vols. Leipzig, Teubner. 1903. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
Tzetzes, John, Allegories of the Iliad translated by Goldwyn, Adam J. and Kokkini, Dimitra. Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library, Harvard University Press, 2015. ISBN 978-0-674-96785-4


This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Smith, William, ed. (1870). "Alector". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.

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