Philoctetes

Philoctetes

[fil-uhk-tee-teez]
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. a noted archer and squire of Hercules. Bitten by a snake and abandoned on an island because of his festering wound, he was at length brought by the Greeks to Troy, where he recovered and later killed Paris.
2.
(italics) a tragedy (408? b.c.) by Sophocles.
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Philoctetes (ˌfɪlɒkˈtiːtiːz, fɪˈlɒktɪˌtiːz)
 
n
Greek myth a hero of the Trojan War, in which he killed Paris with the bow and poisoned arrows given to him by Hercules

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philoctetes

Greek legendary hero who played a decisive part in the final stages of the Trojan War.

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