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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Greek Mythology The founder and first king of Troy and father of Priam.

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  • Jake Laomedon and Troy Priam were on the first mission to explore this unique world.

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  • Mysians, being joined in love with the mighty Heracles when he was journeying in quest of the horses of proud Laomedon — horses the fleetest of foot that the Asian land nourished, — and destroyed in battle the tribe of the dauntless Amazons and drove them forth from all that land.

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • Zeus: and he bestowed it on Laomedon as a price for

    Hesiod, Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

  • According to Homer, a generation before the Trojan War, King Laomedon of Troy promised horses to Heracles in exchange for ridding Troy of a sea monster.

    The Trojan War

  • Laomedon, the Orchomenian, that by advice of his physician, he used to run long distances to keep off some disease of his spleen, and by that means having, through labor and exercise, framed the habit of his body, he betook himself to the great garland games, and became one of the best runners at the long race; so it happened to

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Carthaginians in war, the other totally ruined and destroyed them; the city of Troy was the first time taken by Hercules for the horses promised him by Laomedon, the second time by Agamemnon, by means of the celebrated great wooden horse, and the third time by

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • Neptune and Apollo at Troy under Laomedon, or as did Renault of

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Priam son of Laomedon, elder king of Ilium (Troy), father of Hector and Paris and many other sons

    Ilium

  • And it was Ilios, sometimes called Ilus, father of Laomedon, who in turn would be father to Priam, Tithonus, Lampus, Clytius, and Hicetaon, who had found the star-stone in front of his tent one morning and who recognized it for what it was.

    Ilium

  • It bloomed richly with soft leaves of gold and grape clusters; Hephaestus wrought it and gave it to his father Zeus: and he bestowed it on Laomedon as a price for Ganymedes. '

    Hesiod, the Homeric Hymns, and Homerica

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