HARPALYCE

ΑΡΠΑΛΥΚΗ

1. A daughter of Harpalycus, king of the Amymnaeans in Thrace. As she lost her mother in her infancy, she was brought up by her father with the milk of cows and mares, and was trained in all manly exercises. After the death of her father, whom she had once delivered from the hand of the Myrmidones, she spent her time in the forests as a robber, being so swift in running that horses were unable to overtake her. At length, however, she was caught in a snare by shepherds, who killed her. (Serv. ad Virg. Aen. i. 321; Hygin. Fab. 193.)

2. A maiden who died because her love of Iphiclus was not returned. In commemoration of her fate, a contest in songs (ôidês agôn) was celebrated by maidens. (Aristoxenus, ap. Athen. xiv. p. 619.)

3. For a third personage of this name, see CLYMENUS, No. 2.