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Polydamas
(428 words)

(Πολυδάμας/Polydámas, in Homer with metrical lengthening Πουλυδάμας/Poulydámas).

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[1] Trojan

Trojan, son of Panthous. On the basis of his experience P. possesses an understanding of the past and the future. As an astute and level-headed counsellor he represents the pessimistic alter ego of Hector, the town’s defender, who was born on the same day as P. Nevertheless, at the decisive moment P.’ sensibl…

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Nünlist, René (Basle), Cobet, Justus (Essen) and Badian, Ernst (Cambridge, MA), “Polydamas”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1001280>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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