"Very famous." A son of Poseidon and Chloris, the daughter of Tiresias, of Thebes. In the war of the Seven against Thebes he was believed to have killed Parthenopaeus,1 and when he pursued Amphiaraus, the latter by the command of Zeus was swallowed up by the earth.2



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 6.8; Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 18, in fin.; Euripides. Phoenician Women, 1157.
  2. Pindar. Nemean Odes ix, 57 ff., with the Scholiast.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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