Iasus (king of Argos)
In Apollodorus' Bibliotheca, Iasus was the son of Argus and Ismene (daughter of Asopus) and thus brother of Argus Panoptes. In a Scholia on Euripides' Orestes, Triopas and Sois are called his parents and Pelasgus is his brother. While Pausanias, described Iasus as the son of Triopas (son of Phorbas) and brother of Agenor. Generally most scholars agree that Iasus was the father of Io by Leucane.
|COMPARATIVE TABLE OF IASUS' FAMILY ACCORDING TO VARIOUS SOURCES|
|Relation||Hellanicus||Scholia on Homer||Scholia on Euripides||Herodotus||Apollodorus||Pausanias||Eustathius on Homer|
|Parents||Phoroneus||Phoroneus||Triopas and Sois||Argus||Argus and Ismene||Triopas||Phoroneus|
|Sibling||Agenor, Pelasgus||Agenor, Pelasgus||Pelagus||-||Argus Panoptes||Agenor, Pelasgus, Messene||Agenor, Pelasgus|
After the death of Phoroneus, the two elder brothers, Pelasgus and Iasus, divided his dominions between themselves in such a manner that Pelasgus received the country about the river Erasmus, and built Larissa, and Iasus the country about Elis. After the death of these two, Agenor, the youngest, invaded their dominions, and thus became king of Argos. According to Pausanias, he was the successor of his father Triopas on the throne of Argos while his brother Agenor succeeded him as the king afterwards.
|King of Argos||Succeeded by|
Agenor, son of Triopas