Palamedes


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Palamedes

(păləmē`dēz), in Greek mythology, crafty Greek hero of the Trojan War. Because he had exposed Odysseus when he tried to evade going to war, Odysseus falsely accused him of treachery, produced erroneous evidence, and had him executed. Some say that Agamemnon and Diomed, because Palamedes advocated peace, aided Odysseus. Palamedes was credited with many inventions, including numbers, measures, and the alphabet.
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Then they travel over Hellas and gather the leaders, detecting Odysseus when he pretends to be mad, not wishing to join the expedition, by seizing his son Telemachus for punishment at the suggestion of Palamedes.
Then follows the death of Palamedes, the plan of Zeus to relieve the Trojans by detaching Achilles from the Hellenic confederacy, and a catalogue of the Trojan allies.
2: I know, because I have read it in the epic "Cypria", that Palamedes was drowned when he had gone out fishing, and that it was Diomedes and Odysseus who caused his death.
Then Palamedes, whenever he appears in tragedy, proves Agamemnon ridiculously unfit to be a general.
I myself, too, shall have a wonderful interest in there meeting and conversing with Palamedes, and Ajax the son of Telamon, and any other ancient hero who has suffered death through an unjust judgment; and there will be no small pleasure, as I think, in comparing my own sufferings with theirs.
7) Sinon's false tale, calculated to win Trojan sympathy and to survive Trojan scrutiny, secures Troy's fiery destruction and even includes (as a tour deforce of fraud) reference to the treacherous revenge of Ulysses upon Palamedes: Ulysses framed Palamedes by planting money and a forged letter in his tent, materials which made him appear to be a traitor to Greece (Aen.
An Odyssean Narrative Strategy and its Afterlife" (137-55), shows that throughout ancient Greek literature both narrators and public speakers return time and again to Odysseus' proem in Odyssey 9, citing in particular the examples of Gorgias' Palamedes and Heliodorus' Calasiris.
On the contrary, Gorgias' Apology of Palamedes, a work of pure fiction--with its defense of a mythological character--so approximates a "real" defense speech that its structure and essential line of argument became, in the words of Kenneth Seeskin (1982, p.
Alli, Palamedes debe afrontar la acusacion de Ulises que lo senala de haber traicionado a los griegos en provecho de los troyanos.
King Nauplius lit a beacon near here to lure onto the rocks the Greek fleet returning from the Trojan War--vengeance for the unjust execution of his son Palamedes.
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63) Los helenos atribuian tal invencion a Palamedes de Argos, un heroe de la guerra de Troya.