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Acestes

by Micha F. Lindemans
A hero of Trojan origin, who founded Segesta on Sicily. In a trial of skill Acested shot his arrow with such force that it took fire. He helped Aeneas when the latter arrived on Sicily after his wanderings.

Virgil I, 550; V, 36, 61, 73. Aeneid V, 525.


Article details:

  • Also known as:
    Egestes
  • Etymology:
    Pleasing goat

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