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Erycis, of Eryx, son of Venus and Butes, and founder of the city of that name. So Virg. Aen.V. 24, nec litora longe fida reor fraterna Erycis. But he is not spoken of as living at the time of Aeneas' arrival (ib. 391), and sacrifice is done to him as a hero (ib. 772).Acesten. Acestes or, as the name is given in one legend, Aegestus, had already received the Trojans hospitably on their first visit to Sicily ( Aen.I. 195), which Ovid does not directly mention. At this second visit Aeneas founds for him the city of Egesta (Acesta) called after his name (ib. V. 711-58), and transfers to him as subjects, after the partial destruction of the fleet by fire, those of the Trojans who had no heart to encounter further adventures.84. The sacrifices and games in honour of the anniversary of Anchises' death form the subject of Aeneid V. 42-603.
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