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n. Greek Mythology
The first king of Aegina, known for his piety and justice, appointed as a judge in Hades after his death.
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iii) Noble descent: His grandfather Aiakos
was one of the most equitable man of the world and after his death, Hades made him judge of the souls of the dead together with Minos and Rhadamanthys.
As further proof of his descent from the house of Aiakos
, (3) he pointed out that one of his ancestors was Menesthios, Spercheios' son by Polydora, the daughter of Peleus (cf.
94e-f) to the ceremony of the victory garland awarding at the Aiakeia festival seems to suggest, according to Fearn (2007: 119), that Bacchylides' poem will have been composed to be performed in the same context, relating to the cultural activity of the festivities in honour of Aiakos