Schedius, son of Iphitus, is a minor Achaean character of Homer's Iliad. Schedius commands the Phoceans alongside his brother Epistrophus.

He and his brother make their debut in Book II's Catalogue of Ships:

The Phocians next in forty barks repair;
Epistrophus and Schedius head the war:
From those rich regions where Cephisus leads
His silver current through the flowery meads;
From Panopea, Chrysa the divine,
Where Anemoria's stately turrets shine,
Where Pytho, Daulis, Cyparissus stood,
And fair Lilaea views the rising flood.
These, ranged in order on the floating tide,
Close, on the left, the bold Boeotians' side.

Schedius is killed in Book XV by the Trojan prince Hector, albeit unintentionally (he'd been aiming at Ajax).

Once more at Ajax Hector's javelin flies;
The Grecian marking, as it cut the skies,
Shunn'd the descending death; which hissing on,
Stretch'd in the dust the great Iphytus' son,
Schedius the brave, of all the Phocian kind
The boldest warrior and the noblest mind:
In little Panope, for strength renown'd,
He held his seat, and ruled the realms around.
Plunged in his throat, the weapon drank his blood,
And deep transpiercing through the shoulder stood;
In clanging arms the hero fell and all
The fields resounded with his weighty fall.

He is also briefly mentioned in William Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida:

Renew, renew! The fierce Polydamus
Hath beat down Menon; bastard Margarelon
Hath Doreus prisoner,
And stands colossus-wise, waving his beam,
Upon the pashed corses of the kings
Epistrophus and Cedius.

Selections from Homer's Iliad are from Alexander Pope's verse translation, now in the public domain. It's nice enough, but try Fagles or Lattimore if you're serious.

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