Rhesus; the son of Eioneus, and king of the Thracians. Coming to the assistance of Priam in the night, he was obliged to pitch his camp withour the city. Ulysses, hearing of it, went with Diomedes, and, surprising the guards (who, after the fatigue of their march, had fallen asleep), slew Rhesus, and carried off the horses white as snow, and compared to the wind for fleetness, before they tasted the Trojan pastures, or drank of the Xanthus. See Iliad 10 and the play Rhesus attributed to Euripides.Dolonaque. Dolon was a Trojan by birth, the son Eumedes. He was sent by Hector as a spy into the Grecian camp; and the horses of Achilles were promised to him, as a reward for eventual success. When he was discovered by Diomedes and Ulysses, they offered to spare his life, if he would reveal the counsels and schemes of the Trojans. He consented; and the heroes treacherously slew him. Some commentators note that it seems implausible that Penelope would remind her husband of an incident like this.
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