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noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a king of Troy and the father of Priam, for whom the walls of Troy were built by Apollo and Poseidon.
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Examples from the Web for laomedon

Historical Examples

  • But Laomedon refused them payment, and incurred their displeasure.

    Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)

    Geoffrey Chaucer

  • Priam, some answer, paid the penalty of the perjury of his father Laomedon.

    The City of God, Volume I

    Aurelius Augustine

  • Then it is true that Laomedon hired Apollo and Neptune as his workmen.

    The City of God, Volume I

    Aurelius Augustine

  • As there was no other way of saving the life of his daughter, Laomedon consented.

    The Story of Troy

    Michael Clarke

  • Homer (Book v.) speaks of neas's horses as bred from mares which were put to the steeds of Laomedon.

British Dictionary definitions for laomedon


  1. Greek myth the founder and ruler of Troy, who cheated Apollo and Poseidon of their wage for constructing the city's walls; the father of Priam
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