Of Athens, an epic poet, to whom a mythical origin was assigned. According to some he was a son of Actaeus and Boeo, according to others of Iocles and Metaneira, and according to a third statement of Hermes. The time at which he lived is uncertain, but he appears to have been usually placed after Phemonoe [see PHEMONOE], though some writers assigned him even an earlier date. he is represented by Christodorus (Anth. Gracc. i. p. 27, ed. Tauchnitz) as an old bard crowned with laurel. Suidas has preserved the titles of poems of Palaephatus.