A daughter of Augeas, from whom the town of Ambracia derived its name.1 Other traditions represent her as a granddaughter of Apollo, and a daughter of Melaneus, king of the Dryopes.2 A third account derived the name of the town from Ambrax, a son of Thesprotus and grandson of Lycaon.3



  1. Stephanus of Byzantium, s.v.; Eustathius on Dionysius Periegetes, 492.
  2. Antoninus Liberalis, 4.
  3. Stephanus of Byzantium l.c.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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