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[ahy-ob-uh-teez, ee-ob-]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Lycian king commissioned by his son-in-law, Proetus, to kill Bellerophon: after surviving ordeals designed to destroy him, Bellerophon was believed to be divinely protected, and Iobates gave him half his kingdom.
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  • "Just the thing," said Iobates to himself, and sent for Bellerophon.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • At last King Iobates said he had nothing more for him to do.

    Classic Myths

    Mary Catherine Judd

  • Land ruled by Iobates, who sends Bellerophon to slay the Chimæra, 291, 295.

  • Daughter of Iobates;wife of Bellerophon, 292;significance, 394.

  • The king's name was Iobates, and Lycia was the country which he ruled over.

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