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PSOFIS (Ancient city) ACHAIA
Son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle, as a boy, older than Amphilochus, goes with Diomedes (to Calydon), leader of the Epigoni against Thebes, captures Thebes, kills Laodamas, learning the treachery of his mother Eriphyle, he kills her, haunted by her Fury, is purified by Phegeus at Psophis and marries Arsinoe, daughter of Phegeus, his wanderings and final purification by Achelous, marries Callirrhoe, daughter of Achelous, murdered by the sons of Phegeus, not worshipped, his tomb, statue at Delphi, Alcmaeonid, homicide of Tydeus mentioned in the.

Alcmaeon (Alkmaion). A native of Argos and son of Amphiaraus and Eriphyle. As his father, in departing on the expedition of the Seven against Thebes, had bound him and his brother Amphilochus, then mere boys, to avenge him on their faithless mother, Alcmaeon refused to take part in the second expedition, that of the Epigoni, till he had first fulfilled that filial duty; nevertheless his mother, bribed by Thersander with the garment of Harmonia, persuaded him to go. The real leader at the siege of Thebes, he slew the Theban king, Laodamas, and was the first to enter the conquered city. On returning home, he, at the bidding of the Delphian Apollo, avenged his father by slaying his mother, with, or according to some accounts, without, his brother's help; but immediately, like Orestes, he was set upon by the Furies, and wandered distracted, seeking purification and a new home. Phegeus, of the Arcadian Psophis, half purified him of his guilt, and gave him his daughter Arsinoe or Alphesiboea to wife, to whom he presented the jewels of Harmonia, which he had brought from Argos. But soon the crops failed in the land, and he fell into his distemper again, till, after many wanderings, he arrived at the mouth of the Achelous, and there, in an island that had floated up, he found the country promised by the god, which had not existed at the time of his dying mother's curse, and so he was completely cured. He married Achelous's daughter, Callirrhoe, by whom he had two sons, Acarnan and Amphoterus. Unable to withstand his wife's entreaties that she might have Harmonia's necklace and robe, he went to Phegeus in Arcadia, and begged those treasures of him, pretending that he would dedicate them at Delphi for the perfect healing of his madness. He obtained them; but Phegeus, on learning the truth, set his son to waylay him on the road, and rob him of his treasure and his life. Alcmaeon 's sons then avenged their father's death on his murderers. Alcmaeon received divine honours after death, and had a sanctuary at Thebes and a consecrated tomb at Psophis.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited June 2004 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Promachus and Echephron

Echephron, (Echephron), a son of Heracles and Psophis, the daughter of Xanthus or Eryx. He was twin-brother of Promachus, and both had a heroum at Psophis. (Paus. viii. 24.1, 3)


Axion. A son of Phegeus of Psophis, and brother of Temenus and Arsinoe or Alphesiboea. (Paus. viii. 24.4.) Apollodorus (iii. 7.5) calls the two sons of Phegeus, Agenor and Pronous.


Son of Phegeus.


Alphesiboea or Arsinoe

Alphesiboea (Alphesiboia) or Arsinoe (Arsinoe). Daughter of Phegeus and first wife of Alcmaeon, whom, though unfaithful, she continued to love, and was angry with her brothers for killing him. Her brothers shut her up in a box, and brought her to Agapenor, king of Tegea, pretending that she had killed her husband. Here she came by her end, having compassed her brothers' death by the hand of Alcmaeon's sons.

This text is from: Harry Thurston Peck, Harpers Dictionary of Classical Antiquities. Cited Nov 2002 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Historic figures


Psophis;Son of Arrhon, his ancestors. Psophis; Daughter of Xanthus or daughter of Eryx, mother of two sons by Herakles.


King of Phegia (Psophis) in Arcadia, at Psophis purifies Alcmaeon and gives him his daughter Arsinoe to wife, his daughter Alphesiboea marries Alcmaeon, his sons Pronous and Agenor kill Alcmaeon and dedicate necklace of Eriphyle at Delphi, Phegeus, his wife and sons killed by Alcmaeon's sons.

Phegeus. A king of Psophis in Arcadia. He was the father of Arsinoe, Pronous, Agenor, Temenus, and Axion. He purified Alcmaeon after he had slain his mother, and gave him Arsinoe (or Alphesiboea) in marriage. Alcmaeon presented her with the necklace and peplus of Harmonia; but wishing to get them back for his new wife, Callirrhoe, he was slain by the sons of Phegeus at their father's bidding. The sons of Alcmaeon then put Phegeus to death (Pausan. vi. 17, 4; viii. 24, 4; ix. 41, 2; Apollod.iii.7.6).


Son of Aristas.



Agenor. A son of Phegeus, king of Psophis, in Arcadia. He was brother of Pronous and Arsinoe, who was married to Alcmaeon, but was abandoned by him. When Alcmaeon wanted to give the celebrated necklace and peplus of Harmonia to his second wife Calirrhoe, the daughter of Achelous, he was slain by Agenor and Pronous at the instigation of Phegeus. But when the two brothers came to Delphi, where they intended to dedicate the necklace and peplus, they were killed by Amphoterus and Acarnan, the sons of Alcmaeon and Calirrhoe. (Apollod. iii. 7. § 5.) Pausanias (viii. 24. § 4), who relates the same story, calls the children of Phegeus, Temenus, Axion, and Alphesiboea

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