A son of Charopus and Aglaea, was, next to Achilles, the handsomest among the Greeks at Troy, but unwarlike. He came from the island of Syme (between Rhodes and Cnidus), and commanded only three ships and a small number of men.1

According to Diodorus,2 he also ruled over a part of Cnidus, and he is said to have been slain by Eurypylus or Aeneas.3 His beauty became proverbial.5



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 671; Hyginus. Fabulae, 270.
  2. Historical Library v, 53.
  3. Dictys Cretensis, iv, 17; Dares Phrygius, 21; Hyginus. Fabulae, 113.
  4. Lucian. Dialogues of the Dead, 9.


  • 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.