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  • n. Greek Mythology The founder of Troy.

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  • n. (Greek mythology) founder of Troy


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  • To the halls of Dardanus, that Menelaus may recover

    Iphigenia at Aulis

  • Ye feathered birds with necks outstretched, comrades of the racing clouds, on on! till ye reach the Pleiads in their central station and Orion, lord of the night; and as ye settle on Eurotas 'banks proclaim the glad tidings that Menelaus hath sacked the city of Dardanus, and will soon be home.


  • Ilium and captured the famous city of Dardanus, he came hither to Argos and has set up high on the temple-walls many a trophy, spoil of the barbarians.


  • Dardanus himself or any sorcerer of note from the time of Zoroaster and

    The Defense

  • To be sure, Ganymede whom I am carrying off from the halls of Dardanus.

    The Cyclops

  • Be so obliging as to read his letter to Dardanus, written in the year 414 of our era, which, according to the Jewish reckoning, is the year of the world 4000, or 4001, or 4003, or 4004, as you please.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • But Dardanus came to the coast of the mainland — from him Erichthonius and thereafter Tros were sprung, and Ilus, and Assaracus, and godlike Ganymede, — when he had left holy

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • According to Arctinus, one Palladium was given to Dardanus by

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • And that was our reason for considering the settlement of the Dorian army, and of the city built by Dardanus at the foot of the mountains, and the removal of cities to the seashore, and of our mention of the first men, who were the survivors of the deluge.


  • Realizing that a battle was now imminent, both combatants extended their flank; the Athenians along the Chersonese from Idacus to Arrhiani with seventy-six ships; the Peloponnesians from Abydos to Dardanus with eighty-six.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War


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  • This word must be related to the Dardanelles, that very narrow passageway in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea one has to sail through when sailing to the Sea of Marmara and onto the city of Istanbul.

    September 24, 2011