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Perses

[pur-seez] /ˈpɜr siz/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a son of Perseus and Andromeda and the ancestor of the kings of Persia.
2.
brother of King Aeëtes of Colchis. Having murdered Aeëtes and seized the throne, Perses was killed by his niece Medea and her son Medus.
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  • And propitiate only-begotten Hecate, daughter of Perses, pouring from a goblet the hive-stored labour of bees.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • Perhaps these originated in Persia; the word "chintz" is of Persian origin, and the French name for its imitations was "Perses."

    Old Time Wall Papers Katherine Abbott Sanborn
  • Hecate was the daughter of Perses and married to tes, and their daughters were Medea and Circe.

  • One parable will for the moment serve as a specimen of the poetry which the wrong-dealing of Perses drew from him.

  • Also she bare Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife.

  • The form of didactic poetry, as it has since been practised by the followers of Hesiod, was fixed by the appeal to Perses.

  • Later on, the enchanted land was localised at Colchis, and Aeëtes and Perses were said to be brothers.

    Poisons: Their Effects and Detection Alexander Wynter Blyth
  • Ere now thou hast heard me tell of a maiden that uses sorcery under the guidance of Hecate, Perses' daughter.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius
  • Be witness the sacred light of Helios, be witness the rites of the maiden that wanders by night, daughter of Perses.

    The Argonautica Apollonius Rhodius

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