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(Κάπυς; Kápys; Lat. Capys).

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[1] Vater des Anchises

Trojan, descendant of Dardanus ( Dardanidae), father of  Anchises (Hom. Il. 20.239). According to some myths, his grandson Aeneas [1] founded the Arcadian Kap(h)yae (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1.49.1; Steph. Byz. s.v. Καφύαι), his great-grandson Rhomus founded Capua (Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1.73.3) and named it after him.

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[2] Founder of Capua

In Virgil and others …

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Stoevesandt, Magdalene (Basle) and Walde, Christine (Basle), “Capys”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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