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[doh-lon] /ˈdoʊ lɒn/
noun, (in the Iliad)
a son of Eumedes who was killed by Diomedes and Odysseus even though he had given them valuable information about the Trojans. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The oath he swore was bootless, but it made Dolon more keen on going.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Dolon made it; but Odysseus devised the images of the two kings.

    The Ruinous Face Maurice Hewlett
  • Having learned all that he needs to know, Diomede ruthlessly slays Dolon.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • If the story of Dolon be comic, it is comic with the practical humour of the sagas.

    Homer and His Age Andrew Lang
  • How did Dolon expect to creep among the host, when there was a wall?

    The World of Homer

    Andrew Lang
  • So Dolon stood still, green with fear, and with his teeth chattering.

  • So, again, of Dolon: 'ill-favoured indeed he was to look upon.'

    Poetics Aristotle
  • But first they killed the unhappy Dolon, paying no heed to his prayers for mercy.

    The Story of Troy Michael Clarke
  • Diomede and Ulysses are inspired with a love of glory; Dolon with the thirst of gain.

  • Blumentritt mentions two kinds, the “Ipon” and the “Dolon,” which they salt or pickle.

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