But the sons of Abas, the son of Lynceus, divided the kingdom between themselves; Acrisius remained where he was at Argos
, and Proetus took over the Heraeum, Mideia, Tiryns
, and the Argive
coast region. Traces of the residence of Proetus in Tiryns
remain to the present day. Afterwards Acrisius, learning that Perseus himself was not only alive but accomplishing great achievements, retired to Larisa
on the Peneus. And Perseus, wishing at all costs to see the father of his mother and to greet him with fair words and deeds, visited him at Larisa
. Being in the prime of life and proud of his inventing the quoit, he gave displays before all, and Acrisius, as luck would have it, stepped unnoticed into the path of the quoit.