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Φυλλίς), a daughter of king Sithon, in Thrace, fell in love with Demophon on his return from Troy to Greece. Demophon promised her, by a certain day, to come back from Athens and marry her, and as he was prevented from keeping his word, Phyllis hung herself, but was metamorphosed into an almond-tree, just at the moment when at length Demophon came, and in vain embraced the tree (Lucian, De Saltat. 40 ; Tzetz. ad Lyc. 495; comp. Hyg. Fab. 59; Serv. ad Virg. Eclog. 5.10; Ov. Ep. 2). In some of these passages we read the name of Acamas instead of Demophon.


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