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Lycomedes

(lī'kəmē`dēz): see AchillesAchilles
, in Greek mythology, foremost Greek hero of the Trojan War, son of Peleus and Thetis. He was a formidable warrior, possessing fierce and uncontrollable anger. Thetis, knowing that Achilles was fated to die at Troy, disguised him as a girl and hid him among the women at
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, in Greek mythology, hero of Athens; son of either King Aegeus or Poseidon. Before Aegeus left Troezen he placed his sword and sandals beneath a huge rock and told his wife Aethra that when their son, Theseus, could lift the rock he was to bring the gifts to his kingdom
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50-51) There came also by ship from Crete to the house of the son of Oebalus strong Lycomedes for rich-haired Helen's sake.
The sentinels went out in their armour under command of Nestor's son Thrasymedes, a captain of the host, and of the bold warriors Ascalaphus and Ialmenus: there were also Meriones, Aphareus and Deipyrus, and the son of Creion, noble Lycomedes. There were seven captains of the sentinels, and with each there went a hundred youths armed with long spears: they took their places midway between the trench and the wall, and when they had done so they lit their fires and got every man his supper.
(2006) Description of the third stage larva and pupa of Lycomedes hirtipes Arrow (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae: Dynastinae; Agaocephalini) with notes on their biology and distribution in Colombia.
Pyrrha, we learn, is the young Achilles hiding out on the island of Skyros, dressed in drag and feigning womanhood, and spending his (her) time with the daughters of Lycomedes. Pyrrha's relation, and equally Taurus's relation, to Aries emerges here only through a collation of seasonal tropes.
The immature stages of the tribe Agaocephalini were completely unknown until Pardo & Moron (2006) described for the first time the larva and the pupa of Lycomedes hirtipes Arrow, from Cauca and Valle departments, Colombia, including some data about the biology of the species.
John the Evangelist, by the name of Lycomedes venerated an icon of the saint with flowers and candles, during the saint's lifetime.
Even Achilles hiding among the maidens cut a better figure, "Iron-hearted man-slaying Achilles/ Who would not live long." The 96th fable of Hyginus's collection relates how Achilles hoped to avoid the call to join the army attacking Troy by disguising himself as a woman and joining the community of ladies in the court of King Lycomedes. Could Hyginus's fable have occurred to W.H.
In Metastasio's version, Achille in Sciro (Achilles in Skyros, 1737), the hero's mother, Thetis, has disguised him has a girl ("Pyhrra") and placed him at the court of Lycomedes to keep him out of the Trojan War.
Its extant 1200 lines narrate how the goddess Thetis, anxious that her son should not fulfill his fate to die at Troy, whisks the adolescent away from his foster home with the centaur Chiron and secretes him on the island of Scyros among the maidens of King Lycomedes' court, disguised as a girl.
Lycomedes's daughters finger the jewels while Achilles in drag grasps the sword and draws it, phallus-like, from its sheath in the Uffizi's Achilles and the Daughters of Lycomedes.
The three pieces alone cost EUR8m (pounds 3.9m) - Ulysses Discovers Achilles Among the Daughters of Lycomedes, Apollo Skins Mars and Hercules and Anteus were touted as "the most important works by Tiepolo to have appeared at auction in the last half century", at Sotheby's in Milan.