(Αταλάντη [Atalántē]; Latin Atalanta)
Two versions of the A. myth are preserved in ancient literature, and these are not always kept strictly separate, but often occur in hybrid forms. A distinction is made between an ‘Arcadian’ and a ‘Boeotian’ version. This distinction dates back to sources of late antiquity (cf. esp. Sch. Theocr. 3,40/42d).
According to the ‘Arcadian’ version, A., daughter of Iasius or Iasus and Clymene, daughter of Minyas, is exposed by her father because he wanted a son.…