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[sahr-peed-n, -pee-don] /sɑrˈpid n, -ˈpi dɒn/
noun, Classical Mythology.
a Lycian prince, son of Zeus, killed by Patroclus in the Trojan War. Unabridged
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  • Did not Sarpedon fall, and didst thou not leave him to be a prey to the dogs?

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Glaucus was overcome with grief when he heard what Sarpedon said, for he could not help him.

    The Iliad Homer
  • Patroclus' course was challenged by the Lycians, whose King Sarpedon faced him in single combat.

    Authors of Greece T. W. Lumb
  • Sarpedon lies low, the man who first broke through 536 the wall of the Greeks.

  • One of the cases most commonly cited is the fight of Tlepolemos and Sarpedon.

    The Heroic Age H. Munro Chadwick
  • But of the allies Sarpedon was the leader, and with him were Glaucus and Asteropus.

    Stories of the Old world Alfred John Church
  • Basely hast thou dealt with us, after all our good service, leaving our great captain Sarpedon in the hands of the Greeks.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • These, with Sarpedon and Glaucus, were the most famous of the men who fought for Troy.

  • Sarpedon was under the same disqualification as Glaucus his brother king.

  • There she conceived and bore three sons, Minos, Sarpedon and Rhadamanthys.

British Dictionary definitions for Sarpedon


(Greek myth) a son of Zeus and Laodameia, or perhaps Europa, and king of Lycia. He was slain by Patroclus while fighting on behalf of the Trojans
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