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[aj-uh-ley-uh s] /ˌædʒ əˈleɪ əs/
noun, Classical Mythology.
the herdsman of Priam who raised Paris.
a son of Hercules and Omphale.
(in the Iliad) a son of Phradmon who was killed by Diomedes.
(in the Odyssey) one of the suitors of Penelope. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "I am Paris, the foster-son of Agelaus the herdsman," he answered.

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  • Now one who was called Agelaus stood forward, and directed the wooers to cast spears at Odysseus.

  • With these words he picked up the sword that Agelaus had dropped when he was being killed, and which was lying upon the ground.

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  • When he heard that Agelaus had given him to be a prize in the games, he waxed exceeding wrath.

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  • On the sixth day Agelaus passed that way once more, looking to find the child dead, if any trace of him remained.

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  • This speech of Agelaus greatly influenced the allies in favour of peace; and Philip more than any one: The peace is ratified.

  • Agelaus now took the lead, and at his command six of them advanced and hurled their spears.

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