The king of Phocis, son of Crisus and Antipheia. He is the father of Astydameia and Pylades by Anaxibia, the sister of Agamemnon. According to others, his wife was Cydragora or Astyoche.1

After the murder of Agamemnon, Electra feared for her brother's safety and secretly sent Orestes to Strophius' palace. There he grew up together with Pylades and formed with him that ardent friendship which has become proverbial.



  1. Hyginus. Fabulae, 117.


  • Ovid. Letters from the Black Sea, 2, 6, 25.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 29.4.
  • Pindar. Pythian Odes xii, 35.
  • Scholiast on Euripides' Orestes, 33.