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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Greek hero in the Trojan War.
  2. a Thracian king who fed his wild mares on human flesh and was himself fed to them by Hercules.
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Historical Examples

  • The example shown in Fig. 201 is from the villa of Diomedes.

    Pompeii, Its Life and Art

    August Mau

  • Diomedes no doubt figured in the story of the second attack upon Thebes.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • On the other hand both this hero and Diomedes enjoy the special favour of Athene.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • The eighth labor of Hercules was to bring from Thrace the horses of Diomedes.

  • And upon the like grounds was raised the Anthropophagie of Diomedes his horses.

British Dictionary definitions for diomedes


Diomede or Diomed (ˈdaɪəˌmɛd)

noun Greek myth
  1. a king of Argos, and suitor of Helen, who fought with the Greeks at Troy
  2. a king of the Bistones in Thrace whose savage horses ate strangers
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Word Origin and History for diomedes


Greek hero in the Trojan War, literally "advised by Zeus," from Dios, genitive of Zeus (see Zeus) + medos "counsel, plan, device, cunning" (see Medea).

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