A son of Iasus, and father of Argus Panoptes, king of Argos.1 Hellanicus2 states that Agenor was a son of Phoroneus, and brother of Iasus (5) and Pelasgus (2), and that after their father's death, the two elder brothers divided his dominions between themselves in such a manner, that Pelasgus received the country about the river Erasinus, and built Larissa, and Iasus the country about Elis.

After the death of these two, Agenor, the youngest, invaded their dominions, and thus became king of Argos.



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 1.2.
  2. Fragments, p. 47 (ed. Sturz.)


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

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.