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Diomedes

[dahy-uh-mee-deez] /ˌdaɪ əˈmi diz/
noun, Classical Mythology
1.
a Greek hero in the Trojan War.
2.
a Thracian king who fed his wild mares on human flesh and was himself fed to them by Hercules.
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  • But it is clear that the feud with these deities really belongs to Athene, Diomedes' hereditary guardian.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • Diomedes no doubt figured in the story of the second attack upon Thebes.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • He had a harder task in getting the mares of the Thracian king, Diomedes, which were fed on man's flesh.

  • Next he carries the Palladium out of Troy with help of Diomedes.

  • Diomedes, the chief of the pursuers, following headlong on, aimed a lance at Venus herself.

  • He killed Diomedes, and gave him to be eaten by his mares, which he brought to Eurystheus.

  • In the fight Diomedes, though at first wounded by Pandarus, speedily returned refreshed and strengthened by Athena.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Knowing that she was but a weak goddess Diomedes attacked her, wounding her in the hand.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • In his absence Diomedes met in the battle Glaucus, a Lycian prince.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Diomedes offered to undertake the office of a spy, selecting Odysseus as his comrade.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
British Dictionary definitions for Diomedes

Diomedes

/ˌdaɪəˈmiːdiːz/
noun (Greek myth)
1.
a king of Argos, and suitor of Helen, who fought with the Greeks at Troy
2.
a king of the Bistones in Thrace whose savage horses ate strangers
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Word Origin and History for Diomedes

Greek hero in the Trojan War, literally "advised by Zeus," from Dios, genitive of Zeus (see Zeus) + medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning" (see Medea).

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