Aegeus

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Aegeus

(ē`jo͞os, –jēəs): see TheseusTheseus
, in Greek mythology, hero of Athens; son of either King Aegeus or Poseidon. Before Aegeus left Troezen he placed his sword and sandals beneath a huge rock and told his wife Aethra that when their son, Theseus, could lift the rock he was to bring the gifts to his kingdom
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Aegeus

throws himself into the sea believing that his son, Theseus, has come to harm. [Gk. Myth.: Brewer Dictionary, 12]
See: Suicide
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E frequente nos elegiacos romanos encontrarmos uma recusatio cujo melhor exemplum, a meu ver, sao os versos de Tibulo: "Ibitis Aegeas sine, me Messalla per undas / o utinam memores ipse cohorsque mei!" (Tib.
Starting with the first ODI at Headingley in Leeds, Vaughan's peloton will route via Old Trafford in Manchester, Edgbaston in Birmingham, the Swalec Stadium in Cardiff and the Aegeas Bowl in Southampton before finishing in London.