A son of Peteus, an Athenian king, who led the Athenians against Troy, and surpassed all other mortals in arranging the war-steeds and men for battle.1 With the assistance of the Tyndarids, he is said to have driven Theseus from his kingdom, and to have died at Troy.2



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 552 ff.; iv, 327; Philostratus. Heroicus ii, 16; Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 25.6.
  2. Plutarch. Theseus, 32, 35; Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 17.6


  • 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.