MISENUS

ΜΙΣΗΝΟΣ

1. A companion of Odysseus. (Strab. i. p. 26, v. p. 245.)

2. A steersman of Aeneas (Vict. De Orig. Gent. Rom. 9), and, according to Virgil, at first a companion of Hector, and afterwards trumpeter of Aeneas; he died at Cumae, where Cape Misenum derived its name from him. (Virg. Aen. vi. 162, &c. 235.) His being called Aeolides arose from the legendary connection between the Aeolian and Campanian Cumae.