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a son of Poseidon and one of the Meliae, known for his ruthlessness and his skill at boxing.
Historical Examples

But at the last Amycus, rising as one that fells an ox, smote with all his might.
Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church

As the fight proceeds, the son of Leda improves in flesh and color, while Amycus gets out of breath, and sweats his thews away.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

Thus smitten, Amycus lay stretched on his back, among the flowers and grasses.
Theocritus, Bion and Moschus Theocritus

In the country of the Bebrycians the giant king Amycus challenged any of them to box with him.
Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15) Charles Morris

Amycus rose on recovering his senses, and the fight was renewed with double fury.
A Jar of Honey from Mount Hybla Leigh Hunt

Amycus, who was king of Bithynia, is represented as of a gigantic size, and a great proficient with the cstus.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume II. (of VI.) Jacob Bryant

But Amycus stood still, looking upon Pollux as thirsting for his blood.
Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church

This Butes was of the race of Amycus, the great boxer whom Pollux slew, and no man had stood before him.
Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church


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