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Ŏīleus (trisyl. ), ĕi (ēī) and ĕŏs, m., = Ὀϊλευς.
I. A king of Locris, father of the Ajax who violated Cassandra, and who was called, from his parentage, Ajax Oilei (to distinguish him from Ajax Telamonius), Cic. Tusc. 3, 29, 71: nec mihi Oilei proferatur Ajax, Lucil. ap. Non. 158, 12: “unius ab noxam et furias Ajacis Oilei,Verg. A. 1, 41; “in the form Oileos,Ov. M. 12, 622: “multos, inquit Antonius, possum tuos Ajaces Oileos nominare,Cic. de Or. 2, 66, 265.—Transf., Ajax: “fulmine et ponto moriens Oileus,Sen. Med. 662.—
B. Hence,
1. Oīlēus , a, um, adj., Oilean: “Ajax,” i. e. the son of Oileus, Hyg. Fab. 81; Dict. Cret. 1, 17.—
2. Ŏīlĭădes , ae, m., = Ὀϊλιάδης, the son of Oileus, i. e. Ajax (al. Oilides), Sil. 14, 479.—
3. Ŏīlīdes , ae, m.: “victor Oilide,Prop. 4 (5), 1, 117.(dub.; Müll. Oiliade).—
II. One of the Argonauts, Hyg. Fab. 14.
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    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 12.622
    • Vergil, Aeneid, 1.41
    • Cicero, On Oratory, 2.66
    • Seneca, Medea, 662
    • Cicero, Tusculanae Disputationes, 3.29
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