Periphetes of Mycanae, the son of Copreus. He was fleet of foot, a valiant warrior, and in understanding ranked among the foremost men of Mycenae. During the Trojan War, he stumbled against the rim of his shield — which reached to his feet and served as protection against javelins — and fell down. Hector saw him fall, ran up to him and thrust his spear into Periphetes' chest.



  • Homer. Iliad xv, 623 ff.