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.
Their hearts sank as they heard me, for they remembered how they had been treated by the Laestrygonian Antiphates, and by the savage ogre Polyphemus.
He then drew his sword and sprang first upon Antiphates whom he killed in combat, and who fell face upwards on the earth.
The Cyclops pitied the lamenting of children and the wailing of women, as did Antiphates.
The Cyclops and Antiphates are mentioned as examples of good behaviour which is lacking among the belligerents of the War of the League of Cambrai.