Aepytus


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Aepytus

Arcadian king; entering Poseidon’s sanctuary, forbid-den to mortals, he is blinded. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 9]
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And those that held Arcadia, under the high mountain of Cyllene, near the tomb of Aepytus, where the people fight hand to hand; the men of Pheneus also, and Orchomenus rich in flocks; of Rhipae, Stratie, and bleak Enispe; of Tegea and fair Mantinea; of Stymphelus and Parrhasia; of these King Agapenor son of Ancaeus was commander, and they had sixty ships.
5) In the subject itself, Merope learns the identity of her sleeping son, Aepytus, just as she is approaching him with an axe because she thinks the disguised visitor is her son's murderer.
Egisthe, Voltaire's Aepytus, leaves the stage "without exchanging a word with his mother.