Fragment #17 -- Hecataeus (15) in Scholiast on Euripides, Orestes, 872: Aegyptus himself did not go to Argos, but sent his sons, fifty in number, as Hesiod represented.
2.1.4: Acrisius was king of Argos and Proetus of Tiryns.
48: These (the daughters of Proetus), because they had scorned the divinity of Juno, were overcome with madness, such that they believed they had been turned into cows, and left Argos their own country.
Atreus, when he died, left it to Thyestes, rich in flocks, and Thyestes in his turn left it to be borne by Agamemnon, that he might be lord of all Argos and of the isles.
Cruel Jove gave me his solemn promise that I should sack the city of Priam before returning, but he has played me false, and is now bidding me go ingloriously back to Argos with the loss of much people.
They forget the promise they made you when they set out from Argos, that you should not return till you had sacked the town of Troy, and, like children or widowed women, they murmur and would set off homeward.
We may instance the statue of Mitys at Argos
, which fell upon his murderer while he was a spectator at a festival, and killed him.
Four days later Diomed and his men stationed their ships in Argos, but I held on for Pylos, and the wind never fell light from the day when heaven first made it fair for me.
Was Menelaus away from Achaean Argos, voyaging elsewhither among mankind, that Aegisthus took heart and killed Agamemnon?"
The banished brother (so all Thebes reports) Fled to the vale of Argos
, and by help Of new alliance there and friends in arms, Swears he will stablish Argos
straight as lord Of the Cadmeian land, or, if he fail, Exalt the victor to the stars of heaven.
Had you heard it from aboard the Argo
, you would have declared it to be the sirens singing, and it would have been found necessary to lash you to the mast.
For which reason they compel all those who are very eminent for their power, their fortune, their friendships, or any other cause which may give them too great weight in the government, to submit to the ostracism, and leave the city for a stated time; as the fabulous histories relate the Argonauts served Hercules, for they refused to take him with them in the ship Argo
on account of his superior valour.