In Greek mythology, Briseus (Ancient Greek: Βρισεύς) or Brises (Ancient Greek: Βρίσης) is the father of Briseis (Hippodameia), a maiden captured by the Greeks during the Trojan War, as recorded in the Iliad.
Eustathius of Thessalonica, a commentator on Homer, says Briseus and Chryses were brothers, as sons of Ardys (otherwise unknown), with Briseus dwelling in Pedasus, and Chryses residing in Chryse; both were towns in the Troad.
Pedasus was said by Homer to be Lelegian settlement, ruled by the Lelegian king Altes. Thus, Briseus may also have been a Lelegian.
Other sources say that Briseus was a priest of Lyrnessus. According to Dictys Cretensis, Briseus hanged himself when he lost his daughter.
Homer, Iliad, 2. 689
Eustathius on Homer, 77. 30
Dictys Cretensis, 2. 17
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