Diomedes

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Diomedes

(dī'ōmē`dēz), in Greek legend. 1 Son of Tydeus, he was one of the principal Greek warriors in the Trojan War. Previously he had avenged his father's death in the expedition of the EpigoniEpigoni
, in Greek legend, the sons of the Seven against Thebes, who avenged the death of their fathers. Under the leadership of Adrastus and Alcmaeon, the Epigoni conquered Thebes 10 years after the Seven had fought alongside Polynices for the throne of Thebes.
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 against Thebes. 2 A Thracian king, son of Ares and Cyrene. He was killed during the eighth labor of Hercules while trying to protect his man-eating horses. Both also spelled Diomed, Diomede.

Diomedes

eaten by his own horses, which he had reared on human flesh. [Gk. and Rom. Myth.: Hall, 149]