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Aronteus

(4 syl.).

in Jerusalem Delivered. An Asiatic king, who joined the Egyptian armament against the Crusaders, “not by virtue fired, but vain of his titles and ambitious of fame.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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