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AEGISSUS or AEGYPSUS (Αἴγισσνς, Hierocl. p. 637; Αἴγιστος, Procop. 4, 7; Aegypsus, Ov.), a town in Moesia, near the mouth of the Danube. It is mentioned by Ovid as having been taken from the king of Thrace, at that time under the protection of Rome, by a sudden incursion of the Getae, and recovered by Vitellius, who was in command of a Roman army in that quarter. Ovid celebrates the valour displayed by his friend Vestalis upon the occasion. (Ep. ex Ponto, 1.8. 13, 4.7.21.)


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