POLYPOETES

ΠΟΛΥΠΟΙΤΗΣ

1. A son of Apollo and Phthia. (Apollod. i. 7. § 6; comp. AETOLUS.)

2. A son of Peirithous and Hippodameia, was one of the Lapithae, who joined the Greeks in the Trojan war, commanding the men of Argissa, Gyrtone, Orthe, Elone and Oloosson. (Hom. Il. ii. 738, &c., comp. vi. 29, xii. 129.) At the funeral games of Patroclus, he gained the victory in throwing the iron ball. (Il. xxiii. 836, &c.) After the fall of Troy, Polypoetes and Leonteus are said to have founded the town of Aspendus in Pamphylia. (Eustath. ad Hom. p. 334.)