2. A son of Telamon and Hesione, of Crete, was a step-brother of Ajax, and the best archer among the Greeks at Troy. (Hom. Il. 8.281
, &c., 13.170.) On his return from the Trojan war, Tela mon refused to receive him in Salamis, because he had not avenged the death of his brother Ajax, or because he had not brought with him his remains, Tecmessa, or his son Eurysaces. Teucer, therefore, in consequence of a promise of Apollo, sailed away in search of a new home.
This he found in the island of Cyprus, which was given to him by Belus, king of Sidon. (Serv. ad Aen. 1.619
He there married Eune, the daughter of Cyprus, by whom he became the father of Asteria, and founded the town of Salamis. (Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 447, 450 ; Pind. N. 4.60
; Aeschyl. Pers. 896 ;
Eurip. Helen. 87,
&c., 146, &c.; Paus. 2.29.4
; Hor. Carm. 1.7.21