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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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Chromis, and Ennomus the augur, led the Mysians, but his skill in augury availed not to save him from destruction, for he fell by the hand of the fleet descendant of Aeacus in the river, where he slew others also of the Trojans.
He came into the fight with gold about him, like a girl; fool that he was, his gold was of no avail to save him, for he fell in the river by the hand of the fleet descendant of Aeacus, and Achilles bore away his gold.
The fleet descendant of Aeacus knew me and spoke piteously, saying, 'Ulysses, noble son of Laertes, what deed of daring will you undertake next, that you venture down to the house of Hades among us silly dead, who are but the ghosts of them that can labour no more?'
A person who combines the judicial functions of Minos, Rhadamanthus and Aeacus, but is placable with an obolus; a severely virtuous censor, but so charitable withal that he tolerates the virtues of others and the vices of himself; who flings about him the splintering lightning and sturdy thunders of admonition till he resembles a bunch of firecrackers petulantly uttering his mind at the tail of a dog; then straightway murmurs a mild, melodious lay, soft as the cooing of a donkey intoning its prayer to the evening star.
1003-1007) But of the daughters of Nereus, the Old man of the Sea, Psamathe the fair goddess, was loved by Aeacus through golden Aphrodite and bare Phocus.
They say that Menoetius lives yet, son of Actor, And Peleus lives, son of AEacus, among the Myrmidons, Either of whom having died, we should greatly grieve."
If indeed when the pilgrim arrives in the world below, he is delivered from the professors of justice in this world, and finds the true judges who are said to give judgment there, Minos and Rhadamanthus and Aeacus and Triptolemus, and other sons of God who were righteous in their own life, that pilgrimage will be worth making.
8.21), and the speaker then turns immediately to the birth of Aeacus, which he announces in the same line ([phrase omitted], 21).
In the account of Evagoras' heritage, for example, the stories of Aeacus' piousness, which helped to end drought, Peleus' marriage to Thetis and the singing of their wedding song by the gods, and of Teucer's founding of Salamis acquire through the art of narration a status beyond their import as individual occurrences.
He soon becomes sleepy and sees a dream in his sleep, which is shown to the audience by the use of the discovery space: "He [St Dunston] layeth him down to sleep; Lightning and Thunder; the Curtains drawn, on a sudden Pluto, Minos, AEacus, Rhadamantus set in Counsell, before them Malbecco his Ghost guarded with Furies" (G2v).
The sixth mosaic depicts the wedding of Thetis and the Greek hero Peleus, son of Aeacus, king of the island of Aegina, with several gods attending the wedding bearing gifts.
The first cluster (2.1-3.9) starts with Alexander's descent from Heracles and Aeacus (2.1); one may assume his audience's familiarity with both as offspring of Zeus.