- a daughter of Acastus who committed suicide so that she could join her husband, Protesilaus, in the underworld.
- (in the Iliad) the mother, by Zeus, of Sarpedon.
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Examples from the Web for laodamia
Methinks I am sick of everything he wrote, except his Laodamia.P.'s Correspondence (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
Permitted to return to life for a few hours to see his wife Laodamia.The Works of Lucian of Samosata, v. 4
Lucian of Samosata
Then, Laodamia understood that her hopes were vain, and that Protesilaus was doomed to leave her.Half a Hundred Hero Tales
Cf. “Laodamia”: “Calm pleasures there abide, majestic pains.”Hazlitt on English Literature
Poetry gave him ‘Laodamia,’ and the fine sonnets, and the great Ode, such as it is.Intentions