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Laodamia

[ley-od-uh-mahy-uh]
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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a daughter of Acastus who committed suicide so that she could join her husband, Protesilaus, in the underworld.
  2. (in the Iliad) the mother, by Zeus, of Sarpedon.
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Historical Examples

  • Methinks I am sick of everything he wrote, except his Laodamia.

    P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")

    Nathaniel Hawthorne

  • Permitted to return to life for a few hours to see his wife Laodamia.

  • Then, Laodamia understood that her hopes were vain, and that Protesilaus was doomed to leave her.

  • Cf. “Laodamia”: “Calm pleasures there abide, majestic pains.”

  • Poetry gave him ‘Laodamia,’ and the fine sonnets, and the great Ode, such as it is.

    Intentions

    Oscar Wilde