2. King of Salamis, in Cyprus, was son of Chersis, and great-grandson of Evelthon, the contemporary of Arcesilaus III. of Cyrene. His brother Onesilus, having long urged him in vain to revolt from the Persian king, at length drove him from the city, and, usurping the throne, set up the standard of rebellion with the Ionians in B. C. 499. Gorgus was restored to his kingdom in the next year on the reduction of the Cyprians and the death of Onesilus in battle.
He joined Xerxes in his invasion of Greece, and his brother Philaon was taken prisoner by the Greeks in the first of the three battles at Artemisium in B. C. 480. (Hdt. 5.104
; Larcher ad Herod.
5.104; Clinton, F. H.
sub annis 499, 498, vol. ii. App. 5.)