Antiphates


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Antiphates

chieftain of Laestrygones, man-eating giants of Italy. [Gk. Lit.: Odyssey; Rom. Lit.: Metamorphoses]
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The men when they got on shore followed a level road by which the people draw their firewood from the mountains into the town, till presently they met a young woman who had come outside to fetch water, and who was daughter to a Laestrygonian named Antiphates.
She at once called her husband Antiphates from the place of assembly, and forthwith he set about killing my men.
He then drew his sword and sprang first upon Antiphates whom he killed in combat, and who fell face upwards on the earth.