An Arcadian, a son of Lycurgus and Cleophile or Eurynome, a brother of Ancaeus and Amphidamas, and the husband of Clymene, by whom he became the father of Atalanta.1 Hyginus calls him Iasius, and Aelian3 and Pausanias4 Iasion.

At the first Olympian games which Heracles celebrated, Iasus won the prize in the horse-race, and a statue of him stood at Tegea.5



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 9.2.
  2. Fabulae, 70, 99.
  3. Varia Historia xiii, 1.
  4. Description of Greece v, 7.4, 14.5.
  5. ibid. v, 8.1; viii, 4.


  • 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.