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[pol-i-dawr-uh s, -dohr-] /ˌpɒl ɪˈdɔr əs, -ˈdoʊr-/
flourished 1st century b.c, Greek sculptor who, with Agesander and Athenodorus, carved the Laocoön group. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Even with the finding of the body; leaving the rest to be told by the spirit of Polydorus.

  • The shade of Polydorus, Hecuba's son, outlines the course of the action.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Hec´uba learned soon after the sad fate of her son Polydorus.

    The Student's Mythology Catherine Ann White
  • The claim of Polydorus, the only son, does not arise until Dionysus has been banished and Pentheus slain.

  • So Jason was dead; and his brothers Polydorus and Polyphron were appointed princes in his place.

    Hellenica Xenophon
  • This work, Polydorus , and five other operas written for Brunswick, spread his fame all over Germany.

  • But Polydorus was a brave youth, and he wished to show his swiftness, for in speed of foot he excelled all the young men of Troy.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • In a dialogue full of terrible irony Hecuba inquires about Polydorus, saying she has the secret of a treasure to reveal.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Seeking to found a city, they are warned away by the ghost of Polydorus and visit Anius in Ortygia (19-99).

  • But first they made a great funeral for Polydorus, making a high mound of earth, and building thereon an altar to the dead.

    Stories from Virgil Alfred J. Church
Word Origin and History for Polydorus

Priam's youngest son (Homer), from Latin Polydorus, from Greek Polydoros "one who has received many gifts," noun use of adjective meaning "richly endowed," from polys "much, many" (see poly-) + doron "gift" (see date (n.1)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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