Pandarus

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Pandarus

(păn`dərəs), in Greek legend, a Trojan warrior. In the Trojan War (as recounted in Homer's Iliad) he broke the truce by wounding Menelaus and soon after was killed by Diomed. In the medieval romance of Troilus and Cressida, Pandarus is the name of the lascivious intermediary between the lovers. The word pander is derived from the latter story.

Pandarus

jaded about good graces of women. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]

Pandarus

a “honey-sweet lord”; go-between for lovers. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
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When Menelaos is about to be shot by Pandaros, Athena protects him by guiding the arrow to the thickest part of Menelaos' armour, 'where the golden fasteners of the zoster met and a twofold thorex opposed [the missile]' (4.
Note tha Pandaros was told by his father to |lead from his chariot' (5.