Acestes


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Acestes

Sicilian king; entertains Aeneas. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid]

Acestes

shoots an arrow with such force that it catches fire from friction with the air. [Rom. Lit.: Aeneid V, 525]
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Concurring Aeneas orders sails trimmed and Palinurus guides them to the friendly confines of Sicily where Acestes rushes down to greet them heavy with rustic treasure to offer as welcoming gifts [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Next morning Aeneas stands on a hill addressing his crew: "Guys with a year having passed since I buried the bones of my divine father and us having reached this happy shore instead of pissing another year away in exile --let's celebrate
Going to Sicily she met the river god Crimisus, by whom she became the mother of Acestes.
Virgil uses Acestes to emphasize the mythological connection of Sicily with Troy; in Greek legend Aeneas, whose descendants founded Rome, traveled no farther than Sicily.
He advises Aeneas to leave the aged and infirm behind with Acestes when the Trojans continue their wanderings.
s), the helmsman drowned shortly after the Trojans sail away from the kingdom of Acestes.
Aeneas awards Acestes first prize in the archery contest because he is "the favorite of the gods.
Palinurus, the helmsman drowned shortly after the Trojans sail away from the kingdom of Acestes.