A son of Ancaeus, and grandson of Lycurgus. He was king of the Arcadians, and received sixty ships from Agamemnon in which he led his Arcadians to Troy.1 He also appears among the suitors of Helen2 as well as in the story of Harmonia.3 On his return from Troy he was cast by a storm on the coast of Cyprus, where he founded the town of Paphus, and in it the famous temple of Aphrodite.4



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 609 ff.; Hyginus. Fabulae, 97.
  2. Hyginus. Fabulae, 81; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 10.8.
  3. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.5 ff.
  4. Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 5.2 ff.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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