See Theseus.

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  • Theseus — Thesean /thi see euhn/, adj. /thee see euhs, syoohs/, n. Class. Myth. an Attic hero, the husband of Phaedra, father of Hippolytus, and slayer of the Minotaur and the robber Procrustes. * * * Hero of ancient Greek legend. He was the son of Aegeus …   Universalium

  • ancient Greek civilization — ▪ historical region, Eurasia Introduction       the period following Mycenaean civilization, which ended in about 1200 BC, to the death of Alexander the Great, in 323 BC. It was a period of political, philosophical, artistic, and scientific… …   Universalium

  • Theseus — /ˈθisiəs/ (say theeseeuhs) noun Greek Legend the chief hero of Attica, son of Aegeus, said to have organised a constitutional government and united the separate states at Athens. Among his many exploits he found his way through the Cretan… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Theseus — [thē′so͞os΄, thē′sē əs] n. [L < Gr Thēseus] Gr. Legend the principal hero of Attica, son of Aegeus and king of Athens, famed esp. for his killing of the Minotaur Thesean [thē sē′ən] adj …   English World dictionary

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