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(Κεισός, Κίσσος; Keisós, Kíssos). Eldest son of the Heraclid  Temenus, king of Argus, and the brother of  Phalces, Cerynes, Agaius (different at Apollod. 2,179) and  Hyrnetho. When the king prefers Hyrnetho and her husband  Deiphontes over his sons as his successors, they conspire under the leadership of C. against their father and have him murdered. They, however, are forced from the throne by the army in favour of the legitimate royal couple and are banished from the land (Nicolaus of Damascus FGrH 90 F 30; Diod…

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Michel, Raphael (Basle), “Ceisus”, 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 13 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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