(Κατρεύς; Katreús). Son of Minos and Pasiphae, eponym of the Cretan town Catre; he is killed by his son Althaemenes, even though he fled to Rhodes to avoid his father who had been warned by an oracle (Apollod. 3,12-16); when his grandson Menelaus takes part in his funeral, Paris kidnaps Helena (ibid. 3,3).
Cite this pageGraf, Fritz (Columbus, OH), “Catreus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 26 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e611050>
First published online: 2006
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