Hippolyte. This is taken from the history of Hercules. Eurystheus, among other hard injunctions, had imposed his commands on that hero to attack Hippolyte, queen of the Amazons, and bring away her girdle of curious workmanship in gold. Hercules obeyed, and succeeded in the enterprise. After making the girdle his prize, he gave the queen herself to his companion Theseus. Cydippe therefore means, that Acontius, in triumphing over her, can acquire no such glory, as did Hercules by vanquishing Hippolyte.
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