Aegyptus


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Aegyptus

(iːˈdʒɪptəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Egypt and twin brother of Danaüs
References in classic literature ?
Fragment #17 -- Hecataeus (15) in Scholiast on Euripides, Orestes, 872: Aegyptus himself did not go to Argos, but sent his sons, fifty in number, as Hesiod represented.
Soon thereafter the 50 sons of Aegyptus arrived in Argos, and Danaus was forced to consent to their marriage with his daughters; however, he commanded each daughter to slay her husband on the marriage night.
It concerns the flight of Danaus and his fifty daughters from Aegyptus, his brother, who has usurped the throne of Egypt.