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Dolon

[doh-lon] /ˈdoʊ lɒn/
noun, (in the Iliad)
1.
a son of Eumedes who was killed by Diomedes and Odysseus even though he had given them valuable information about the Trojans.
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  • It chanced that Hector too had thought of a similar plan and that Dolon had offered to reconnoitre the Greek position.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • If the story of Dolon be comic, it is comic with the practical humour of the sagas.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • The oath he swore was bootless, but it made Dolon more keen on going.

    The Iliad Homer
  • How did Dolon expect to creep among the host, when there was a wall?

    The World of Homer Andrew Lang
  • “No,” said Diomede, “if I spare your life you may come spying again,” and he drew his sword and smote off the head of Dolon.

  • So Dolon stood still, green with fear, and with his teeth chattering.

  • Dolon said that Hector had promised him the horses of Achilles if he would go and spy on the Greeks.

  • Diomede and Ulysses are inspired with a love of glory; Dolon with the thirst of gain.

  • So, again, of Dolon: 'ill-favoured indeed he was to look upon.'

    Poetics Aristotle
  • Blumentritt mentions two kinds, the “Ipon” and the “Dolon,” which they salt or pickle.

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