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Phoenix (Iliad)

In the Greek epic Iliad, Phoenix is one of Achilles' men who goes with Odysseus and Ajax the great to urge him to re-enter battle, giving the most passionate speech of the three. There is no doubt that this was a later addition to the epic, since Achilles continually talks to his guests using a special dual verb form, not plural.
    
Hesiod also claimed that Phoenix was the father of Adonis with Aephesiboea.
    

A different Phoenix in Greek mythology was a son of Agenor and Telephassa. When his sister, Electra[?] was kidnapped, Phoenix and his brothers, Cadmus and Cilix went searching for her. Phoenix eventually settled down and founded the country Phoenicia.



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