The son of the Telamonian Ajax and Tecmessa, and the brother of Eurysaces. The Attic demos of Philaidae derived its name from him. He is the eponymous ancestor of the Athenian family of Philaedes, to which General Miltiades, victor of the battle at Marathon, belonged.



  • Herodotus. Histories vi, 35.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 35.2, who calls Philaeus a son of Eurysaces.
  • Plutarch. Solon, 10.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.