Acestes


Also found in: Wikipedia.

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]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Acestes In Greek mythology, legendary king of Segesta (Greek: Egesta) in Sicily.
Acestes appears notably in Virgil's Aeneid, offering hospitality to Aeneas when he lands in Sicily.
Acestes (??.ses'tez), the son of a Trojan maiden and a river-god.
He advises Aeneas to leave the aged and infirm behind with Acestes when the Trojans continue their wanderings.
Palinurus (pa.li.noo'r??s), the helmsman drowned shortly after the Trojans sail away from the kingdom of Acestes. Venus has offered his life as a sacrifice if Neptune will grant safe convoy to her son and his followers.
Acestes, the son of a Trojan maiden and a river-god.
Palinurus, the helmsman drowned shortly after the Trojans sail away from the kingdom of Acestes. Venus has offered his life as a sacrifice if Neptune will grant safe convoy to her son and his followers.