(in the Odyssey) a companion of Odysseus who was killed when he fell off the roof of Circe's palace.

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Historical Examples of elpenor

  • And Ulysses granted the boon, and the spirit of Elpenor departed content.

  • This may be seen especially from the speech of Elpenor in Od.

    The Heroic Age

    H. Munro Chadwick

  • We have burning and howe even in the case of an obscure oarsman like Elpenor.

  • In the morning Elpenor and one other died, and the giant drove his flocks to pasture and closed up the heroes in the cave.

    The Adventures of Ulysses the Wanderer

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The companion Elpenor dead, but not yet buried, forms the transition between the Present and Past.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider