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Aeacus

[ee-uh-kuh s] /ˈi ə kəs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
1.
a judge in Hades, a son of Zeus and grandfather of Achilles.
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  • In Aegina, Hypereides and the others had been taken from the shrine of Aeacus.

  • The counsel for the defence tries to reply; but Aeacus, who is the soul of justice, will not have it.

    Apocolocyntosis Lucius Seneca
  • Then Aeacus decreed he should rattle dice for ever in a box with no bottom.

    Apocolocyntosis Lucius Seneca
  • He is handed over to Caligula, and Caligula makes him a present to Aeacus.

    Apocolocyntosis Lucius Seneca
  • Aeacus delivers him to his freedman Menander, to be his law-clerk.

    Apocolocyntosis Lucius Seneca
  • With these words he moved the heart of Patroclus, who set off running by the line of the ships to Achilles, descendant of Aeacus.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Aeacus (Ae′acus), one of the judges of hell, with Minos and Rhadamanthus.

  • Rhadamanthus shall judge those who come from Asia, and Aeacus those who come from Europe.

    Gorgias Plato
  • Evidently we are to infer that there is no admission for blear eyes in the kingdom of Aeacus.

  • You might have imagined them to be Minos, Aeacus, and Rhadamanthus, at the age when they played at leap-frog.

    Paris under the Commune John Leighton

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