A son of Electryon and the Phrygian slave Midea, and consequently halfbrother of
Alcmené. He was married to Perimedé, by whom he became the father of
Oeonus, Argeus, and Melas. He was a friend of Heracles, whose son Tlepolemus slew him,
according to some unintentionally, and according to others in a fit of anger.
Of Chios, a distinguished dithyrambic poet, of uncertain date. Some writers place him
before Simonides; but it is perhaps more likely that he belonged to the later Athenian
dithyrambic school about the end of the fourth century B.C.
Of Sicily, a rhetorician, the pupil of Gorgias, and the teacher of Polus.