MENESTHEUS

ΜΕΝΕΣΘΕΥΣ

1. A son of Peteus, an Athenian king, who led the Athenians against Troy, and surpassed all other mortals in arranging the war-steeds and men for battle (Hom. Il. ii. 552, &c., iv. 327; Philostr. Her. ii. 16; Paus. ii. 25. § 6). With the assistance of the Tyndarids, he is said to have driven Theseus from his kingdom, and to have died at Troy (Plut. Thes. 32, 35; Paus. i. 17. § 6).

2. A second personage of this name occurs in Virgil. (Aen. x. 129.)