2. A son of Aleus and Neaera, and a brother of Cepheus and Auge, was king in Arcadia, and married to Cleophile, Eurynome, or Antinoe, by whom he became the father of Ancaeus, Epochus, Amphidamas, and Jasus. (Apollod. 3.9.1
, &c.; Schol. ad Apollon. Rhod.
1.164.) Some also call Cepheus his son, and add another of the name of Jocrites. (Apollod. 1.8.2
; Steph. Byz. s. v. Βωταχίδαι
.) Lycurgus killed Areithous with his lance, meeting him in a narrow valley.
He took the club with which his enemy had been armed, and used it himself; and on his death he bequeathed it to his slave Ereuthalion, his sons having died before him. (Horn. Il. 7.142
, &c.; Paus. 8.4.7
.) His tomb was afterwards shown at Lepreos. (Paus. 5.5.4