E. Cobham Brewer 18101897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Argeo (in Orlando Furioso).
Baron of Servia, and husband of Gabrina. He is a sort of Potiphar. His wife tried to seduce Philander, a young Dutch knight, and failing in her effort, she accused him to her husband of adultery; whereupon Argeo threw the faithless guest into durance. In the course of time Gabrina implored the young captive to defend her against a wicked knight who had assailed her virtue. He consented to be her champion, and was placed in concealment. Presently a knight drew near, and Philander, rushing on him, dispatched him; but the supposed adulterer was, in reality, Argeo himself, and Gabrina, being now a widow, was free to marry her Dutch Joseph.