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1. One of the mythical kings of Arcadia. He was the son of Eilatus (Pind. O. 6.54), and originally ruled over Phaesana on the Alpheius in Arcadia. When Cleitor, the son of Azan, died without leaving any issue, Aepytus succeeded him and became king of the Arcadians, a part of whose country was called after him Aepytis. (Paus. 8.4.4, 34.3.) He is said to have been killed during the chase on mount Sepia by the bite of a venomous snake. (Paus. 8.4.4, 16.2.) His tomb there was still shewn in the time of Pausanias, and he was anxious to see it, because it was mentioned in Homer. (Il. 2.604.)

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    • Homer, Iliad, 2.604
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.16.2
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.34.3
    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 8.4.4
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