IAPIS

ΙΑΠΙΣ

Or Iapyx, was a son of Iasus, and a favourite of Apollo, who wanted to confer upon him the gift of prophecy, the lyre, &c.; but lapis, wishing to prolong the life of his father, preferred the more tranquil art of healing to all the others. He also cured Aeneas of the wound he had received in the war against Latinus. (Virg. Aen. xii. 391, with Heyne's Exeursus iv. on Aen. xii.)