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Theseus (2 syl.)

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Lord and governor of Athens, called by Chaucer Duke Theseus. He married Hippolʹita, and as he returned home with his bride, and Emily her sister, was accosted by a crowd of female suppliants, who complained of Creon, King of Thebes. The Duke forthwith set out for Thebes, slew Creon, and took the city by assault. Many captives fell into his hands, amongst whom were the two knights named Palʹamon and Arcite (q.v.). (Chaucer The Knight’s Tale.)

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The Christian Theseus. Roland the Paladin.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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