Acamas


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Acamas

Aeneas’s companion; kills Promachus to avenge brother’s murder. [Gk. Lit.: Iliad]
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Demophon and Acamas find Aethra and take her with them.
He was not alone, for with him were the two sons of Antenor, Archilochus and Acamas, both skilled in all the arts of war.
Acamas and the warrior Peirous commanded the Thracians and those that came from beyond the mighty stream of the Hellespont.
With an Iranian confrontation building up, European elections upcoming, a Brexit in shatters and Libya on fire, maybe a new Cypriot Acamas needs to combine forces with David and Ramses to confront a new threat coming from the land of Troy.
The principal protagonists include Pirrhus (bass), son of Achilles; his prisoner, the Trojan princess Polixene; his kinsman Acamas (haute-contre)-, and his former fiancee, the sorceress Eriphile.
They probably were not written by Salel since they contain at least one error it is difficult to imagine Salel making: the margin reads "Mars takes on the appearance of Aeneas and exhorts the Trojans," where at 5.461-62 Mars takes on the appearance of Acamas. (39) Salel's text renders this correctly: "He then took on the visage / and the clothing of a great Thracian prince / called Acamas." (40) The error suggests a less-learned hand turning the unfamiliar into something more familiar, although it might simply be a misreading of handwriting.
However, in 1978, when there were also 20 runners, the race went to Acamas from stall 16.
The five-year-old's grand-dam, Lilissa, was bred on similar lines to Boussac's last major winner, Acamas (by Mill Reef out of Licata), who scored in the 1978 Prix du Jockey-Club, being by a son of Mill Reef out of a grand-daughter of Licata.
However, there is no shortage of rivals in an open-looking renewal of the Chantilly Classic featuring a 20-strong field, the biggest since Acamas beat 19 rivals in 1978.
Caradak goes back at five generations to an outstanding racemare in Apollonia, from a family that produced a Prix du Jockey-Club winner in Acamas for Marcel Boussac and another for the present Aga Khan in Darshaan.
From family of outstanding runners Apollonia, Acamas, Akarad, Akiyda and Darshaan.