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Tyrrheus

[tahy-ree-uh s, tahy-ryoos]
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noun Roman Legend.
  1. a shepherd. The killing of his tame stag by Ascanius was a cause of the war between Aeneas' Trojans and the people of Latium.
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Also Tyr·rhus [tahy-ruh s] /ˈtaɪ rəs/.
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Historical Examples

  • Messapus rules the foremost ranks, the sons of Tyrrheus the rear.

    The Aeneid of Virgil

    Virgil

  • There was a man in Latium named Tyrrheus, who held the office of royal herdsman.

  • Messapus led the first line, and the sons of Tyrrheus the rear; and in the midst was Turnus.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church

  • Now there was a stag, very stately, with exceeding great horns, which Tyrrheus and his children had brought up from a fawn.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church

  • And Tyrrheus, who chanced to be splitting a tall oak with wedges, led the way, having a great axe in his hand.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church