A son of Deion and Diomede, was married to Periclymene or Clymene, the daughter of Minyas, by whom he became the father of Iphicles and Alcimede.1 He was believed to be the founder of the town of Phylace, in Thessaly.2

The patronymic Phylaceis is applied to his daughter Alcimede,3 and his descendants, Phylacus, Iphicles, and Protesilaus are called Phylacides.4



  1. Homer. Iliad ii, 705; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library i, 9.4, 12.
  2. Eustathius on Homer, p. 323.
  3. Apollonius Rhodius. Argonautica i, 47.
  4. Homer. Iliad ii, 705; Sextus Propertius. Elegies i, 19; comp. Homer. Odyssey xv, 231.


  • 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.