A son of Menelaus by an Aetolian slave, Pieris or Tereis. Menelaus brought about a marriage between Megapenthes and a daughter of Alector.1 According to a tradition current in Rhodes, Megapenthes, after the death of his father, expelled Helen from Argos, and she fled to Polyxo at Rhodes.2



  1. Homer. Odyssey iii, 188; iv, 11; xv, 100; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 11.1.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 19.2; comp. ii, 18.5; iii, 18.7.


  • 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.