A son of Capaneus and Evadne, belonged to the family of the Anaxagoridae in Argos, and was the father of Cylarabes;1 but, according to others, his son's name was Cometes.2 He was one of the Epigoni, by whom Thebes was taken,3 and commanded the Argives under Diomedes, in the Trojan war, being the faithful friend and companion of Diomedes.4 He was one of the Greeks concealed in the wooden horse,5 and at the distribution of the booty, he was said to have received an image of a three-eyed Zeus, which was in aftertimes shown at Argos.6
His own statue and tomb also were believed to exist at Argos.7
- Homer. Iliad v, 109; Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.4, 22.8, 30, in fin.
- Tzetzes on Lycophron, 603, 1093; Servius on Virgil's Aeneid xii, 269.
- Homer. Iliad iv, 405; Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library iii, 7.2.
- Homer. Iliad ii, 564; iv, 367; xxiii, 511; Philostratus. Heroicus, 4; Hyginus. Fabulae, 175.
- Hyginus. Fabulae, 108.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 45.5; viii, 46.2.
- ibid. ii, 20.4, 22, in fin.; comp. Horace. Odes i, 15.23; iv, 9.20; Statius. Achilleid i, 469.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
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