- a Trojan who attempted to assassinate Menelaus, thereby violating a truce between the Greeks and the Trojans and prolonging the Trojan War: in Chaucerian and other medieval accounts, he is the procurer of Cressida for Troilus.
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Such a monstrous Pandarus would have been blackballed at the Pimp.
Pandarus is very proud of his; what could one reproach him with?A Literary History of the English People
Jean Jules Jusserand
Minerva then persuades Pandarus to break the truce by aiming an arrow at Menelaus.
With this he hurled his spear, and Minerva guided it on to Pandarus's nose near the eye.The Iliad
But Pandarus feared not to meet him, hoping also that he should have vengeance for his brother.Stories from Virgil
Alfred J. Church
- Greek myth the leader of the Lycians, allies of the Trojans in their war with the Greeks. He broke the truce by shooting Menelaus with an arrow and was killed in the ensuing battle by Diomedes
- (in medieval legend) the procurer of Cressida on behalf of Troilus
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