). The son of Capys, of the royal house of Troy
by both parents, ruler of Dardanus, on Mount Ida. Aphrodité loved him for his
beauty, and bore him a son, Aeneas; but having, in spite of her warnings, boasted of her
favour, he was (according to various versions of the story) paralyzed, killed, or struck blind
by the lightning of Zeus. Vergil represents the disabled chief as borne out of burning Troy on
his son's shoulders, and as sharing his wanderings over the sea, and aiding him with his
counsel, till they reach Drepanum, in Sicily, where he dies, and is buried on Mount Eryx.