Laomedon


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Laomedon

(lāŏm`ĭdŏn), in Greek mythology, king of Troy. When Laomedon failed to pay Poseidon, Apollo, and King Aeacus for building the walls of Troy, Poseidon sent a sea monster to ravage the land. Total catastrophe could be averted only by the sacrifice of Laomedon's daughter, Hesione. Laomedon offered Hercules a pair of immortal horses if he would rescue his daughter. Hercules slew the sea monster and saved Hesione but Laomedon refused to give him the horses. In revenge, Hercules sacked Troy and killed Laomedon and all his sons except Priam, who became the new king of Troy.
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The first satrap of Syria was Laomedon of Mitylene, who derived his authority from Perdiccas and from Antipater, who succeeded the latter as guardian of the kings.
441-5, where the same experience is rendered by the verb [Greek Text Omitted], 'to be a serf or labourer': 'Thou rememberest not all the ills that we twain alone of the gods endured [Greek Text Omitted] at Ilios, when by ordinance of Zeus we came to proud Laomedon and served [Greek Text Omitted] him through a year for promised recompense, and he laid on us his commands.
His son Laomedon succeeded him as ruler of the city, and his grandson Priam was the last king of Ilion.
He also rescued Hesione, daughter of King Laomedon of Troy, who was to have been sacrificed to Poseidon's sea-monster.
It was enmity against Priam 's father, Laomedon, who had refused to pay Poseidon and Apollo for building the walls of Troy, that made the god side with the Greeks in the Trojan War.
32), alluding to the story that Heracles sacked Troy after its king, Laomedon, had broken his promise to reward him with his horses for saving Laomedon's daughter from a sea monster.
In Greek mythology, son of Tithonus (son of Laomedon, king of Troy) and Eos (Dawn) and king of the Ethiopians.
They are 'Troiae duo fata' (389), Hercules because he sacked the city after Laomedon had refused to pay him for his services in slaying a sea-monster(13) and Achilles because he killed Hector and thus precipitated the end of the Trojan War.
Boukolion himself was the son of haughty Laomedon, / eldest born, but his mother conceived him in darkness and secrecy.
He succeeded his father, Laomedon, as king and extended his control over the Hellespont.
Tithonus In Greek legend, son of Laomedon, king of Troy, and of Strymo, daughter of the river Scamander.
Priam, who was the only child of Laomedon left alive by Heracles and his companions, grew to be wealthy and powerful.