A son of Orestes and Hermione, was king of Argos, but was deprived of his kingdom when the Heraclidae invaded the Peloponnese.1 He was slain in a battle against the Heraclidae,2 and his tomb was afterwards shown at Helice, whence at one time his remains were removed to Sparta by command of an oracle.3



  1. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.2; Pausanias. Description of Greece ii, 18.5, 38.1; vii, 6.2.
  2. Pseudo-Apollodorus. The Library ii, 8.3.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece vii, 1.3.


  • 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.