A son of Tisamenus, grandson of Thersander, and great-grandson of Polynices. He is called the father of Theras and Argea, by the latter of whom Aristodemus became the father of Eurysthenes and Procles. He was a native of Thebes, where he had succeeded his father as king, but at the command of an oracle he went to the Peloponnese and joined the Dorians.



  • Herodotus. Histories iv, 147; vi, 52.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 15.4, 3.3; ix, 5.8.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.2.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Strabo. Geography viii, 347.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.