TEUCER

ΤΕΥΚΡΟΣ

1. A son of the river god Scamander by the nymph Idaea, was the first king of Troy, whence the Trojans are sometimes called Teukroi. (Herod. vii. 122.) Dardanus of Samothrace came to Teucer, received his daughter Bateia or Arisbe in marriage, and afterwards besame his successor in the kingdom. (Apollod. iii. 12. § 1; Diod. iv. 75.) According to others, Dardanus was a native prince of Troy, and Scamander and Teucer immigrated into Troas from Crete, bringing with them tile worship of Apollo Smintheus. (Strab. xiii. p. 604; Serv. ad Aen. iii. 108 ; Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 29, 1302, 1306.)

2. A son of Telamon and Hesione, of Crete, was a step-brother of Ajax, and tile best archer among the Greeks at Troy. (Hom. Il. viii. 281, &c., xiii. 170.) On his return from the Trojan war, Telamon refused to receive him in Salamis, because he had not avenged the death of his brother Ajax, or because he had not brought with him his remains, Tecmessa, or his son Eurysaces. Teucer, therefore, in consequence of a promise of Apollo, sailed away in search of a new home. This he found in the island of Cyprus, which was given to him by Belus, king of Sidon. (Serv. ad Aen. i. 619.) He there married Eune, the daughter of Cyprus, by whom he became the father of Asteria, and founded the town of Salamis. (Tzetz. ad Lycoph. 447, 450 ; Pind. Nem. iv. 60; Aeschyl. Pers. 896 ; Eurip. Helen. 87, &c., 146, &c.; Paus. ii. 29. § 4 ; Horat. Carm. i. 7. § 21.)