A son of Argeus, son of Megapenthes. According to Pausanias, it was during his reign that the Argive women were smitten with madness, and not during Proetus' reign. They were cured by Melampus on condition that he himself and his brother Bias had a share of the kingdom equal to that of Anaxagorias.

The descendants of Anaxagoras, called the Anaxagorides, ruled under this system until his grandson Iphis left the throne to Sthenelus, whose son Cylarabes reunited the kingdom and became its sole king. Since he died without issue, Argos was seized by Orestes.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.4-5.