Troezen was a son of Pelops and Hippodamia. It is also the name of a city in south-east Argolis, which Pittheus, his brother, is said to have named in his honour, combining the two former towns of Hypereia and Antheia ('Upper Town' and 'Flower Town'). Robert Graves says the name is apparently a worn-down form of trion hezomenon, '(city) of the three sitters', from tri-, 'three' and hezoma 'to sit'. This, he says, refers to the three thrones that served 'Pittheus and two others' as seats of justice.