A surname of Aphrodite, derived from Mount Eryx, in Sicily, where she had a famous temple, which was said to have been built by Eryx, a son of Aphrodite and the Sicilian king Butes.1 Virgil2 makes Aeneas build the temple. Psophis, a daughter of Eryx, was believed to have founded a temple of Aphrodite Erycina, at Psophis, in Arcadia.3
- Diodorus Siculus, iv, 83.
- Aeneid v, 760.
- Pausanias. Description of Greece viii, 24.3.
- Livy. History of Rome xxii, 9, 10; xxiii, 30 ff.
- Livy. History of Rome xl, 34; Ovid. Fasti iv, 871; Remedia Amoris, 549; Strabo. Geography vi, p. 272; comp. Cicero. Against Verris iv, 8; Horace. Carmina i, 2. 33; Ovid. Heroides xv, 57.
- Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.
This article incorporates text from Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology (1870) by William Smith, which is in the public domain.