Amphistratus and his brother Rhecas were the charioteers of the Dioscuri. They were believed to have taken part in the expedition of Jason to Colchis, and to have occupied a part of that country which was called after them Heniochia, as ἡνίοχος (hēniochos) signifies a charioteer.1

Pliny2 calls them Amphitus and Thelchius.3



  1. Strabo. Geography xi, 495; Justinus, xlii, 3.
  2. Naturalis Historia vi, 5.
  3. Comp. Mela, i, 19.110; Isodorus. Origines xv, 1; Ammianus Marcellinus, xxii, 8.


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

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