113), or by Paris in the temple of the Thymbraean Apollo together with Achilles (Dares Phrygius 34).
In the later story, according to Dares and Dictys, he was said to have treacherously opened the gates of Troy to the enemy; in return for which, at the general sack of the city, his house, distinguished by a panther's skin at the door, was spared by the victors.
Its chief interest lies in the fact that (together with Dares Phrygius's De excidio Trojae) it was the source from which the Homeric legends were introduced into the romantic literature of the middle ages.
KOrting, Diktys and Dares (1874), with concise bibliography; H.
Collilieux, Etude sur Dictys de Crete et Dares de Phrygie (1887), with bibliography; W.