- 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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Perhaps these originated in Persia; the word "chintz" is of Persian origin, and the French name for its imitations was "perses."Old Time Wall Papers
Katherine Abbott Sanborn
One parable will for the moment serve as a specimen of the poetry which the wrong-dealing of Perses drew from him.
The form of didactic poetry, as it has since been practised by the followers of Hesiod, was fixed by the appeal to Perses.
Hecate was the daughter of Perses and married to tes, and their daughters were Medea and Circe.Poison Romance and Poison Mysteries
C. J. S. Thompson
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