HALESUS

A chief of the Auruncans and Oscans. He was the son of a soothsayer, and was allied with Turnus, but was slain by Evander. (Virg. Act. vii. 723, x. 411 . &c.) He is described as a relation of Agamenmnon, after whose death he fled to Italy, whence he is called Agamemnonius, Atries, or Argolicus. The town of Falerii derived its name from him. (Ov. Amor. iii. 13. 31, Fast. iv. 74; Serv. ad Viry. Aen. vii. 695, 723; Sil. Ital. viii. 476.)