- a son of Aeolus who challenged the gods to a musical contest and was killed by them for his arrogance.
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I longed to ascend the promontory of Misenus, and follow the same dusky route down which the Sibyl conducted neas.Italy; with sketches of Spain and Portugal
This urn was afterwards deposited in a lofty tomb which Æneas erected on a promontory that henceforth bore the name of Misenus.
Therefore, the Harpies coming yet again, Misenus with his trumpet gave the sound for battle.
Misenus lay there, than whom no man was more skilful to call men to battle with the voice of the trumpet.
For this purpose the Pope commissioned two bishops, Vitalis and Misenus, to go as his legates to the emperor.The Formation of Christendom, Volume VI
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