- a Lycian king commissioned by his son-in-law, Proetus, to kill Bellerophon: after surviving ordeals designed to destroy him, Bellerophon was believed to be divinely protected, and Iobates gave him half his kingdom.
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"Just the thing," said Iobates to himself, and sent for Bellerophon.
At last King Iobates said he had nothing more for him to do.
Land ruled by Iobates, who sends Bellerophon to slay the Chimæra, 291, 295.
Daughter of Iobates;wife of Bellerophon, 292;significance, 394.
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