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A son of Poseidon, or, according to later legend, of Aegeus, king of Athens. His exploits (in association with Medea, the Minotaur, Ariadne, Phaedra, etc.) form the basis of many literary works, and he appears as the duke of Athens in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, with his newly won bride Hippolyta, and also in Fletcher's The Two Noble Kinsmen.

Subjects: Classical Studies — Religion.

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