A son of Telamon and Hesione, of Crete, was a step-brother of Ajax, and the best archer among the Greeks at Troy.1 On his return from the Trojan war, Telamon refused to receive him in Salamis, because he had not avenged the death of his brother Ajax, or because he had not brought with him his remains, Tecmessa, or his son Eurysaces. Teucer, therefore, in consequence of a promise of Apollo, sailed away in search of a new home. This he found in the island of Cyprus, which was given to him by Belus, king of Sidon.2 He there married Eune, the daughter of Cyprus, by whom he became the father of Asteria, and founded the town of Salamis.



  1. Homer. Iliad viii, 281 ff.; xiii, 170.
  2. Servius on Virgil's Aeneid i, 619.


  • Aeschylus. Persians, 896.
  • Euripides. Helen, 87 ff., 146 ff.
  • Horace. Odes i, 7.21.
  • Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 29.4.
  • Pindar. Nemean Odes iv, 60.
  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
  • Tzetzes on Lycophron, 447, 450.

This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.