A king of the Dolopians, in the island of Scyros, near Euboea, father of Deidamea, and grandfather of Pyrrhus or Neoptolemus.1 Once when Theseus came to him, Lycomedes, dreading the influence of the stranger upon his own subjects, thrust him down a rock. Some related that the cause of this violence was, that Lycomedes would not give up the estates which Theseus had in Scyros, or the circumstance that Lycomedes wanted to gain the favor of Menestheus.



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 13.8.


  • Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 17, in fin.
  • Plutarch. Theseus, 35.
  • Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 13.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Sophocles. Philoctetes, 243.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 1324.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.