Six epics with the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" made up the Trojan Cycle -- The "Cyprian Lays", the "Iliad", the "Aethiopis", the "Little Illiad", the "Sack of Troy", the "Returns", the "Odyssey", and the "Telegony".
The answer to these questions was supplied by the "Telegony", a poem in two books by Eugammon of Cyrene (fl.
The theory is known as ' telegony
' and was first proposed by Aristotle in ancient Greece.
(2001, 434, lines 7-12) (13) In this area, the heredity debate takes on an unfortunate racial connotation, as to show that somatic cells can influence reproductive cells, Spencer invokes the concept of "telegony
"--the belief that the first man to impregnate a woman influences all subsequent children even if he is not involved in their conception.
The idea that a male can influence the traits in future offspring of a female with which he had once mated is called "telegony
was first applied to the Greek gods who were thought to be able to work their wiles with human women and later affect future children produced by these women even when their next husbands were mere mortals.