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RUPHEO. Ripheus was one of Aeneas's comrades in the Trojan War, Aeneid II.339-343. Boccaccio's Rifeo is one of the Trojan heroes taken prisoner by the Greeks, Il Filostrato (1333-1339) IV.3.

Antenor is taken prisoner despite the efforts of Ripheo and other brave Trojans, Tr IV.50-56. [Antenor: Polite: Polydamas: Polymestore: Santippe: Sarpedon]

Rupheo, a variant of Boccaccio's Rifeo, with primary stress on the penultimate syllable, appears once, in final rhyming position, Tr IV.53.


Boccaccio, Tutte le opere, ed. V. Branca, II: 110; Virgil, Aeneid, ed. and trans. H.R. Fairclough, I: 316-317.
From CHAUCER NAME DICTIONARY
Copyright © 1988, 1996 Jacqueline de Weever
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