The son of Alcathous and brother of Ischepolis. When he learned of his brother's death, he ran up to the citadel where his father was preparing a fire to sacrifice to Apollo, and flung the logs from the altar. Alcathous, who had not yet heard of the fate of his eldest son, judged that Callipolis was guilty of impiety, and in anger struck his son's head with one of the logs that had been flung from the altar.

The tomb of Callipolis was not far from the sanctuary of Demeter Thesmophorus in Attica.



  • Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 42.6.