previous next
Bellĕrŏphōn , ontis (Bellĕrŏ-phontes , ae, Aus. Ep. 25 fin.; Serv. ad Verg. A. 5, 118; 6, 288), m., = Βελλεροφῶν, Theocr. (regularly formed Βελλεροφόντης),
I.son of Glaucus and grandson of Sisyphus; he was sent by Prœtus, at the calumnious instigation of his wife Sthenebœa, with a letter to Iobates, in which the latter was requested to put him to death; “he received from him the commission to slay the Chimæra, which he executed, riding upon the flying Pegasus,Cic. Tusc. 3, 26, 63; Hor. C. 3, 7, 15; 3, 12, 7; 4, 11, 28; Manil. 5. 97; Juv. 10, 325; Hyg. Fab. 2; 57; id. Astr. 2, 18; Serv. l. l.; Fulg. Myth. 3, 1.—Prov. for any one who carries a message unfavorable to himself (cf. Uriah's letter), Plaut. Bacch. 4, 7, 12.—Hence,
II. Bellĕrŏ-phontēus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Bellerophon: “equus,” i. e. Pegasus, Prop. 3 (4), 3, 2.habenae,Claud. IV. Cons. Hon. 560: “sollicitudines,Rutil. Itin. 1, 449.
hide Dictionary Entry Lookup
Use this tool to search for dictionary entries in all lexica.
Search for in
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: