), a son of Pelops and Dia, was king of Troezene, father of Aethra, and grandfather and instructor of Theseus. (Schol. ad Pind. Ol.
1.144, Eur. Hipp. 11, Med.
683; Paus. 2.30.8
; Apollod. 3.15.7
; Strab. viii. p.374
.) When Theseus married Phaedra, Pittheus took Hippolytus into his house. (Paus. 1.22.2
.) His tomb and the chair on which he had sat in judgment were shown at Troezene down to a late time. (Paus. 2.31.3
He is said to have taught the art of speaking, and even to have written a book upon it. (2.31.4; comp. THESEUS.) Aethra as his daughter is called Pittheis. (Ov. Ep. 10.31