A son of Aesyetes and husband of Hippodamia, the daughter of Anchises and sister of Aeneas, who was educated in his house.1 In the war of Troy he was one of the Trojan leaders, and was one of the handsomest and bravest among them.2 He was slain by Idomeneus with the assistance of Poseidon, who struck Alcathous with blindness and paralyzed his limbs so that he could not flee.3



  1. Homer. Iliad xiii, 466.
  2. ibid. xii, 93; xiii, 427.
  3. ibid. xiii, 433 ff.


  • 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.