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

  • n. Greek Mythology A son of Zeus and Europa who became king of Lycia and was killed by Patroclus in the Trojan War.

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  • n. (Greek mythology) a son of Zeus who became king of Lycia; fought on behalf of the Trojans in the Trojan War and was killed by Patroclus


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  • The table cloth of white cloud was thoughtfully spread over Table Mountain and the Cape Rollers rolled and rocked our stout-hearted "Sarpedon".

    The Empire in Africa and the Middle East

  • It is from the bridge of one of these small ships -- the "Sarpedon" of 7,000 tons -- that this sketchy survey of the Empire in Africa and the Middle East must, must in any event, begin.

    The Empire in Africa and the Middle East

  • These, like the "Sarpedon", were veterans: they knew their job.

    The Empire in Africa and the Middle East

  • Among the star-studded objects on view is the Euphronios krater above left – it won’t actually be on view in the exhibit until the middle of January, sometimes known as the Sarpedon krater, an ancient Greek bowl used for mixing wine with water which was created around the year 515 BC.

    Lost and Found at the Quirinale Palace at

  • "Sarpedon," said he, "councillor of the Lycians, why should you come skulking here you who are a man of peace?

    The Iliad

  • She spontaneously revealed to Mr. Ferri that she had been told by Dietrich von Bothmer, curator of Greek and Roman art at the Metropolitan, that he could point out the tomb at Cerveteri an Etruscan city north of Rome where a tombarolo, or looter, had excavated the famous Greek vase painted by Euphronios with a depiction of the death of Sarpedon.

    The Beautiful and the True

  • Hector, sure, is probably the most sympathetic character in the poem, and Sarpedon, in his one significant speech, comes off looking very good.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Important New Translation of the Iliad:

  • The illustration on its front portrays an episode from Homer's Iliad: the death of Sarpedon, a son of Zeus who fought the Greeks in the Trojan War, as personifications of Death and Sleep take away the fallen warrior's body for burial.

    A Celebrity in Low-Key Digs

  • Metropolitan Museum of Art The Euphronios krater, depicting the body of Sarpedon being transported by Sleep and Death, was roiled in controversy for decades.

    A Celebrity in Low-Key Digs

  • And, carrying her far off, to the spot that men called the rock of Sarpedon, near the river Erginus, he wrapped her in dark clouds and forced her to his will.

    The Argonautica


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