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In Roman mythology, Iapyx (from Greek Ἰάπυξ, gen.: Ίάπυγος) or Iapux was Aeneas's healer during the Trojan War and then escaped to Italy after the war and founded Apulia.


He was either:

  • the son of Lycaon, which would make him the brother of Daunius and Peucetius (who went as leaders of a colony to Italy.[1]
  • a Cretan, from whom the Cretans who migrated to Italy derived the name of Iapyges, son of Daedalus either:
    • by his wife, thus making him a full-brother of Icarus;[2]
    • by another Cretan woman.[3]

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  1. Anton. Lib. 31.
  2. Harry Thurston Peck, Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities (1898), Servius ad Aeneidos iii. 332).
  3. Strabo vi.; Athen. xii.; Herod. vii. 170; Heyne, ad Virg. Aen. xi. 247.

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