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Fight between Entellus and Dares, Roman mosaic, c. 175, Getty Villa (71.AH.106)

Entellus was a Trojan or Sicilian hero from whom the town of Entella in Sicily was believed to have received its name.[1] He was a friend of the Trojan king Acestes. A boxing match between Entellus and an arrogant younger boxer, Dares, is described in the fifth book of Virgil's Aeneid.

Entellus is the namesake of the Gray langur Presbytis entellus.

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  1. ^ Virg. Aen. v. 389, with Servius. (cited by Schmitz)