a son of Perseus and Andromeda and the ancestor of the kings of Persia.
brother of King Aeëtes of Colchis. Having murdered Aeëtes and seized the throne, Perses was killed by his niece Medea and her son Medus.
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How to use Perses in a sentence
Later on, the enchanted land was localised at Colchis, and Aeëtes and Perses were said to be brothers.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection | Alexander Wynter Blyth
Also she bare Asteria of happy name, whom Perses once led to his great house to be called his dear wife.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica | Homer and Hesiod
Hearing this, Paulus took assurance of a victory over Perses.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete. | Francois Rabelais
Let Paulus be regarded as great—he whose triumph that great King Perses adorned.Life of Cicero | Anthony Trollope
One parable will for the moment serve as a specimen of the poetry which the wrong-dealing of Perses drew from him.Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol I of 2) | John Addington Symonds