ANTIPHATES

ΑΝΤΙΦΑΤΗΣ

1. A king of the Laestrygones in Sicily. When on the seventh day after leaving the island of Aeolus Odysseus landed on the coast of the Laestrygones, and sent out three of his men to explore their country, one of them was immediately seized and devoured by Antiphates, for the Laestrygones were more like giants than men. They now made an attack upon the ships of Odysseus, who escaped with only one vessel. (Hom. Od. x. 80-132.)

2. Two other mythical heroes of this name occur in Od. xv. 242, &c.; Virg. Aen. ix. 696.