ἱππιοχάρμης=‘fighting from the war chariot.’After the death of Cretheus, Pelias refused any share in the kingdom to his half-brother Aeson, expelled his brother Neleus, and made himself king in Iolcos. He then sent Jason, Aeson's son, to Colchis on the dangerous quest of the golden fleece, fearing that he might claim his royal rights. For an account of Neleus see on Od. 3.4 foll. Aeson was murdered by Pelias during Jason's absence; Pheres, father of Admetus, founded the town of Pherae in Thessaly, Od.4. 795; Il.2. 713.Amythaon was father by Idomene of Bias and Melampus: see inf. 288; Hom. Od.15. 225 foll.
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