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from or pertaining to Argos
Argive (plural Argives)
- (Ancient Greece) An inhabitant of Argos.
1942, George Rawlinson, transl., “Erato”, in The Persian Wars, translation of original by Herodotus:
- The Greeks generally think that this fate came upon him because he induced the Pythoness to pronounce against Demaratus; the Athenians differ from all others in saying that it was because he cut down the sacred grove of the goddesses when he made his invasion by Eleusis; while the Argives ascribe it to his having taken from their refuge and cut to pieces certain argives who had fled from battle into a precinct sacred to Argus, where Cleomenes slew them, burning likewise at the same time, through irreverence, the grove itself.
- (poetic) In the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey, and in later classical epics, an alternate name for an Achaean, or Greek in general.
person from Argos