Capys (breath) In Greek and Roman mythology, son of Assaracus and Hieromneme; father of Anchises and Laocoön by his cousin Themiste. Capys is also the name of a Trojan hero who warned against bringing in the wooden horse. He advised casting it into the sea, but his advice was not heeded. When Troy fell, Capys fled with Aeneas. He founded Capua in Italy with Aeneas after the Trojan War.


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