[if-i-tuh s, ahy-fi-]
- a son of Eurytus, thrown to his death off the walls of Tiryns by Hercules.
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Examples from the Web for iphitus
That bow had been given to him by a hero named Iphitus long ago.The Adventures of Odysseus and The Tales of Troy
Strabo quotes from Ephorus the double foundation, by Oxylus and again by Iphitus.Problems in Greek history
John Pentland Mahaffy
The sacred armistice, or cessation of all hostilities, during the month in which the games were held, is also credited to Iphitus.
They added one day in four years to their faulty year; Iphitus celebrated this change by the institution of the Olympiads.A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 8 (of 10)
Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Iphitus instituted there the Olympic games, because the Eleians were a sacred people.