Aegyptus


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Aegyptus

(ējĭp`təs): see DanaüsDanaüs
, in Greek mythology, son of Belus and Anchinoe and twin of Aegyptus. Danaüs, who had 50 daughters, the Danaïds, and Aegyptus, who had 50 sons, ruled Libya and Arabia.
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Aegyptus

fathered 50 sons, who married the daughters of his twin brother Danaus. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 11]
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It concerns the flight of Danaus and his fifty daughters from Aegyptus, his brother, who has usurped the throne of Egypt.
As the play opens, the Danaids (born in Egypt though of Greek descent) have fled with their father to Argos in Greece in order to avoid forced marriage with their cousins, the sons of Aegyptus. Pelasgus, the king of Argos, is torn between charity to the Danaids and anxiety to appease Aegyptus but nobly agrees in the end to grant them asylum.