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Pandarus

or Pan·da·ros

[pan-der-uh s]
noun Classical Mythology.
  1. a Trojan who attempted to assassinate Menelaus, thereby violating a truce between the Greeks and the Trojans and prolonging the Trojan War: in Chaucerian and other medieval accounts, he is the procurer of Cressida for Troilus.
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Historical Examples

  • Such a monstrous Pandarus would have been blackballed at the Pimp.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Volume 57, No. 352, February 1845

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  • Pandarus is very proud of his; what could one reproach him with?

  • Minerva then persuades Pandarus to break the truce by aiming an arrow at Menelaus.

  • With this he hurled his spear, and Minerva guided it on to Pandarus's nose near the eye.

  • But Pandarus feared not to meet him, hoping also that he should have vengeance for his brother.

    Stories from Virgil

    Alfred J. Church


British Dictionary definitions for pandarus

Pandarus

noun
  1. Greek myth the leader of the Lycians, allies of the Trojans in their war with the Greeks. He broke the truce by shooting Menelaus with an arrow and was killed in the ensuing battle by Diomedes
  2. (in medieval legend) the procurer of Cressida on behalf of Troilus
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