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(Greek myth) an Athenian king and father of Theseus
Historical Examples

Medea might take them with her to Athens and trust to the hope of aegeus’ being able and willing to protect them.
Medea of Euripides Euripides

At last he found aegeus, lonely and sorrowful, sitting in an inner chamber.
Old Greek Stories James Baldwin

Thus, the meeting with aegeus is probably not the free invention of Euripides, but one of the data supplied to him by his subject.
Medea of Euripides Euripides

Thus these bad-hearted nephews of King aegeus, who were the own cousins of Theseus, at once became his enemies.
Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

Consequently she advised aegeus to invite him to a feast, that she might poison him.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume I (of 4) Plutarch

He could scarcely wait to see whether King aegeus would recognize him, so eager was he to throw himself into his arms.
Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

So saying, King aegeus took the golden goblet from the table, and was about to offer it to Theseus.
Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

Now King aegeus had been gazing earnestly at the young stranger, as he drew near the throne.
Tanglewood Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne

The tribute continued to be paid until Theseus, son of aegeus, went to Crete as one of the seven.
The Aeneid of Virgil Virgil

Even while he prayed there came a ship into the harbor, bringing a letter to aegeus and alarming news from Athens.
Old Greek Stories James Baldwin


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