MELANAEGIS

ΜΕΛΑΝΑΙΓΙΣ

I.e. armed or clad with a black aegis, occurred as a surname of Dionysus at Eleutherae (Suid. s. v. Eleutheros ; Paus. i. 38. § 8), and at Athens (Suid. s. v. Apatouria; Conon, Narrat. 39; Paus. ii. 35. § 1; comp. MELANTHUS), and of the Erinnys. (Aeschy. Sept. 700.)