A king of the Laestrygones in Telepylus, Sicily. When on the seventh day after leaving the island of Aeolus Odysseus landed on the coast of the Laestrygones, and sent out three of his men to explore their country, one of them was immediately seized and devoured by Antiphates, for the Laestrygones were more like giants than men. They made an attack upon the ships of Odysseus, who escaped with only one vessel.



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  • Homer. Odyssey x, 80-132.