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APHRODITE (-5s), called VENUS (-5ris),by APELLfiS (-is), the most celebrated of Gre- the Romans, the goddess of love and beauty. cian painters, was born, most probably, atCo- In the Iliad she is represented as the daughter ophon in Ionia, though some ancient writers of Zeus andDiono but later poets frequently call him a Ooan and others an Ephesian. He relate that she was sprung from the foam of was the contemporary of Alexander the Great the sea, whence they derive her name. O. 336-323), who entertained so high an was the wife of Hephaestos (Vulcan) ; but she faithless to her husband, and was in opinion of him, that he was the only person whom Alexander would permit to take his proved love with Ares (Mars) the god of war.
They destroyed 11 ef the ships of Ulysses, who escaped with only one vessel. Formiae is called by Ovid Antipfiatae domus. because it is said to have been founded by the Laestrygones. L. (-i), ANTIPHELLUS. ] ANTIPHILUS (-i), of Egypt, a distinguish- ed painter, the rival of Apelles, painted for Philip and Alexander the Great. ANTIPHON (-Onis), the most ancient of Sarbonensis on the coast, a few miles W. of Nicaea, founded by Massilia. ANTIRRHIITM. ] ANTISSA (-ae), a town in Lesbos, on th W. coast between Methymua, and the promontory Sigrinm, was originally on a small island opposite Lesbos, which was afterwards united with Lesbos.
38 ANCUS MARClUS (-i),fourthking of Rome, He taught that a supreme intelligence was the cause of all things. o. 500 to 620. Having a barren wife whom he would not divorce, the ephors made him take with her a second. O. G40-61G, and is said to have been the son of Numa's daughter. He took many Latin towns, transported the inhabitants to Rome, and gave them the Aventiue to dwell on: these conquered Latins form- had Cleomeues ; and after this, by his first wife, Dorieus, Leonidas, and Cleombrotus.