/ (ɛˈrɛkθjuːs, -θɪəs) /
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Greek myth a king of Athens who sacrificed one of his daughters because the oracle at Delphi said this was the only way to win the war against the Eleusinians
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How to use Erechtheus in a sentence
The variety of lection is not material: the application of is clearly to Erechtheus, as seems also that of to Minerva.
But although the application to Erechtheus might not convict the passage, I very much question whether we ought so to apply it.
The ancient name of some species of Groundsel, probably called after Erechtheus.
Hence the (Platonic) expression, "The subjects of the magnanimous Erechtheus are remarkable by the beauty of their countenances."Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 2|Plotinos (Plotinus)
The social organization of the state begins with Erechtheus, who is aided by his wife Praxithea, and his daughter Creusa.