A daughter of Priam and Hecabe, and the wife of Helicaon.1 According to another tradition, she was the beloved of Acamas, the son of Theseus, who, with Diomedes, went as ambassador to Troy, and by whom she became the mother of Munitus.2 On the death of this son, Laodice, in her grief, leaped down a precipice,3 or was swallowed up by the earth.4

Pausanias5 saw her represented in the Lesche of Delphi, among the captive Trojan women. Hyginus6 calls her the wife of Telephus.



  1. Homer. Iliad iii, 123; Pausanias. Description of Greece x, 26.
  2. Parthenius of Nicaea. Of the Sorrows of Love, 16.
  3. Lycophron, 497.
  4. Tzetzes on Lycophron, 513, 547.
  5. l.c.
  6. Fabulae, 101.


  • 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.