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Medon

[meed-n] /ˈmid n/
noun
1.
(in the Odyssey) a herald who warned Penelope that her suitors were conspiring against Telemachus.
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  • Medon, the son of Codrus, was the first of these perpetual archons.

  • They are there described as under the command of Medon and Podarces.

  • On the 1st of September the bridge guard at Medon was attacked by guerillas.

  • The next day Medon and his guest presented themselves at the palace.

    Callias Alfred John Church
  • But Medon and the bard Phemius had now woke up, and came to them from the house of Ulysses.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • They have with them a servant Medon, a bard, and two men who can carve at table.

    The Odyssey Homer
  • Having delivered his message, Medon left the chamber, and the door was shut.

  • Useless would it be for us to accompany the lecture of Medon, or the comments of the congregation.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • It was the voice of the young woman whose conversation with Medon has been repeated.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  • The son of Medon strode quickly through the mob, many of whom recognized his features and profession.

    The Last Days of Pompeii Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

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