Definition of Seriphus
1. Noun. A genus of Sciaenidae.
Generic synonyms: Fish Genus
Group relationships: Family Sciaenidae, Sciaenidae
Member holonyms: Queenfish, Seriphus Politus, White Croaker
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Seriphus
Literary usage of Seriphus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A System of Ancient and Mediaeval Geography for the Use of Schools and Colleges by Charles Anthon (1871)
"... lay to the southeast of Seriphus, and northeast of Melos. It contained gold and silver mines. In the age of Polycrates, the revenues of the ..."
2. Bibliotheca Classica, Or, a Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, Lorenzo L. Da Ponte, John David Ogilby (1838)
"It was on ibe coast of Seriphus that the cbest was discovered in which Acrisius had exposed his daughter Danae and ..."
3. Bibliotheca Classica, Or A Dictionary of All the Principal Names and Terms by John Lemprière, John David Ogilby (1839)
"It was on the coast of Seriphus that the chest was discovered in which Acrisius had exposed his daughter Danae and her son Perseus. Strab. ID.—.Elian. Anim. ..."
4. Pausanias's Description of Greece by Pausanias (1898)
"The people of Seriphus thought it was a plaything of Perseus. See Aelian, A<J/. Anim. xiii. 26. 18. i. in Athens there is a precinct of Perseus. ..."
5. The Golden Fleece and the Heroes who Lived Before Achilles by Padraic Colum (1921)
"With Andromeda he went to Seriphus where his mother was. ... He came to Seriphus and he left Andromeda in the hut of Dictys the shepherd. No one knew him; ..."