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Thēseus (dissyl. ), -ĕï ;, and -ĕos , m., = Θησεύς,
I.a king of Athens, son of Ægeus (acc. to others, of Neptune) and Æthra; husband of Ariadne, and afterwards of Phædra; father of Hippolytus, by the Amazon Hippolyte; friend of Pirithoüs; conqueror of the highway-robbers Periphetes, Sinnis, etc., and of the Minotaur, Ov. M. 7, 433 sq.; id. H. 10, 3; Stat. Th. 12, 576; Cic. N. D. 3, 18, 45; 3, 31, 76; id. Fin. 1, 20, 65; Prop. 2, 14 (3, 6), 7; Ov. F. 6, 737; Verg. A. 6, 618; Hor. C. 4, 7, 27 al.—Hence,
A. Thēsēus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Theseus, Thesean: “carina,Prop. 1, 3, 1: “laus,Ov. M. 8, 263: “fides,id. Tr. 1, 3, 66: “crimen,” i. e. the desertion of Ariadne, id. F. 3, 460; id. A. A. 3, 459.—Transf., poet., for Athenian: “via,Prop. 3 (4), 21, 24.Hymettus,Mart. 13, 104, 1: “favi,id. 4, 13, 4.—
B. Thē-sēïus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Theseus: “heros,” i. e. Hippolytus, Ov. M. 15, 492: “dicta,Stat. Th. 12, 681: “Troezen,ruled by the ancestors of Theseus, id. ib. 4, 81.—
C. Thēsīdes , ae, m., the offspring of Theseus, i. e. Hippolytus, Ov. H. 4, 65; Aus. Epigr. 20. — Transf., poet., for an Athenian, Verg. G. 2, 383.—
D. Thēsēis , ĭdis, f., the title of a poem concerning Theseus, Juv. 1, 2.
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