A son of Panthous and brother of Hyperenor, was one of the bravest among the Trojans. He was the first who wounded Patroclus, but was afterwards slain by Menelaus,1 who subsequently dedicated the shield of Euphorbus in the temple of Hera, near Mycenae.2

It is a well known story, that Pythagoras asserted that he had once been the Trojan Euphorbus, that from a Trojan he had become an Ionian, and from a warrior a philosopher.3



  1. Homer. Iliad xvi, 806, xvii, 1-60.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 17.3.
  3. Philostratus. Life of Apollonius of Tyana i, 1; Heroicus, 17; Diogenes Laertius. Vitae philosophorum viii, 4; Ovid. Metamorphoses xv, 161.


  • 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.