King of Arne in Boeotia, and husband of Philomedusa, is called in the Iliad1 κορυνήτης (korynētēs), because he fought with no other weapon but a club. He fell by the hand of the Arcadian Lycurgus, who drove him into a narrow defile, where he could not make use of his club. Ereuthalion, the friend of Lycurgus, wore the armor of Areithous in the Trojan war.2

The tomb of Areithous was shown in Arcadia as late as the time of Pausanias.3



  1. vii, 8 ff.
  2. ibid. vii, 138 ff.
  3. Description of Greece viii, 11.3.


  • 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.