- a Greek hero in the Trojan War.
- a Thracian king who fed his wild mares on human flesh and was himself fed to them by Hercules.
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Examples from the Web for diomedes
The example shown in Fig. 201 is from the villa of Diomedes.Pompeii, Its Life and Art
Diomedes no doubt figured in the story of the second attack upon Thebes.
On the other hand both this hero and Diomedes enjoy the special favour of Athene.
The eighth labor of Hercules was to bring from Thrace the horses of Diomedes.Stories of Old Greece and Rome
Emilie Kip Baker
And upon the like grounds was raised the Anthropophagie of Diomedes his horses.The Works of Sir Thomas Browne (Volume 1 of 3)
Diomede or Diomed (ˈdaɪəˌmɛd)
- a king of Argos, and suitor of Helen, who fought with the Greeks at Troy
- a king of the Bistones in Thrace whose savage horses ate strangers
Word Origin and History for diomedes
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