A son of Alector, and a descendant of Megapenthes, the son of Proetus. He was king of Argos, and from him were descended Eteoclus and Evadne, the wife of Capaneus.1 He advised Polynices to induce Amphiaraus to take part in the expedition against Thebes, by giving the famous necklace to Eriphyle.2
As he lost his two children, he left his kingdom to Sthenelus, the son of Capaneus.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.4, x, 10.2; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.1; Scholiast on Pindar's Olympian Odes vi, 46.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 6.2.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.4; Euripides. Suppliants, 1034 ff.
- 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.