Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Anchises

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ANCHISES (Άγχίσης), in Greek legend, son of Capys anll grzultlson of l\>~r’\ml‘1lt;, his mother bninj; Thcmis, u daughter ui Illnx, the lnunder or lliurn er Troy, to tho ruling inurily oi lvhicli, nt the time of the Tmjan wnr, he wns also, on the yutcnlnl Si4l0,l“d1l[(:(l,SlnC0 lnsnrneu. had been :I.l>nttlll.~r at Ilux (Ilizzrl, xx. 231-239). From the Assyrian l‘lh'tl"il('l'tIl' llf the name Aisarncus, from the inter- C’)ll!\B between the Io:nici:u1s und the early illllilldilallis «vi the Tl-natl, and [ruin the cunllnction at Venus, the pro- tcctillg grnlrless oi the rhrerriunrrs, uitlr Allchiscs, it hos l)C(:fl inlcrrcll that the family of this hitter hall originally came from solnewllcre nL‘!\)‘ the centre of Asoyrian influence. Venus ruet Ancllisci on hlonut Idn, nml, v Inourcd of his beorrty, bore him /Enttas (Iliad, ii. 820, v. 2l7). He was not to lnclltiun the mother of the child on pain of being lrillrd by n thuul'lel-ln-lt irorn Jupiter. He did rnontion it, hone er, and, by one noeonut, Was slain or loretold ,- but accortliug tu other-., was only wounded and hlirnled. In the more roreut legend, adnptcll hyVirgil, he nor conveyed out or Troy on the shoulders of his son hznens, uhose \\1lnt'lcrillg;s he lellouetl, it is ilfemntly rtnted, as for only ns Sirily, wht.-re he waa buried on l\[olult Er, r, or us tnr n It tl_r. on the other lrnnrl, then: was a gntw on ltlnunt I at Trtvypailltml out s his At Scgusta in Sicily he ‘]1ClXy. He was s1.hi(1 by some to have had pro pllrtl lmucr. The scenes oi his life mprosclltctl in rrorlrs uf art nrc his ht-illg cltniutl an the sltuulllcrs of 1):Zuc:1s, wllirh frequently occurs on tugmvcll gems of the Roman ]u:riml ; and his \l. s iron. Vuuls. \\-hit-h in rerulorerl in n innutirnl bronze relies, engraved in Millingen’s Uimlitevl .l[orLmlu‘I(s, ;.L 12.