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Ancient myths

Anaxarete & Iphis

SALAMIS (Ancient city) CYPRUS
Anaxarete, a maiden of the island of Cyprus, who belonged to the ancient family of Teucer. She remained unmoved by the professions of love and lamentations of Iphis, who at last, in despair, hung himself at the door of her residence. When the unfortunate youth was going to be buried, she looked with indifference from her window at the funeral procession; but Venus punished her by changing her into a stone statue, which was preserved at Salamis in Cyprus, in the temple of Venus Prospiciens. (Ov. Met. xiv. 698, &c.) Antoninus Liberalis (39), who relates the same story, calls the maiden Arsinoc, and her lover Arceophon.

This text is from: A dictionary of Greek and Roman biography and mythology, 1873 (ed. William Smith). Cited Oct 2005 from The Perseus Project URL below, which contains interesting hyperlinks

Arceophon & Arsinoe

Arceophon (Arkeophon), a son of Minnyrides of Salamis in Cyprus. Antoninus Liberalis (39) relates of him and Arsinoe precisely the same story which Ovid (Met. xiv. 698, &c.) relates of Anaxarete and Iphis.



Son of Telamon and Hesione, expelled by his father, founds Salamis in Cyprus, ancestor of kings of Cyprus down to Evagoras.

Gods & heroes related to the location


Belus, (Belos).The father of Dido, who conquered Cyprus and then gave it to Teucer. (Virg. Aen. L 621; Serv. ad Aen. i. 625, 646.)

Population movements

Salaminians settled Gallaeci

On a report of Telamon's death reaching him there, he returned to the old Salamis; but was repelled by Eurysaces, and finally settled among the Gallaeci in the north west of Spain.

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