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[69] Hesionen. Hesione was the daughter of Laomedon king of Troy, who, being chained to a rock to be devoured by a sea-monster, was delivered by Hercules. Her father had promised him, as a reward for so great a service, a present of some fine horses; but, by violating his engagements, he so inceused the hero, that Troy was seized and pillaged. Telamon, who had in a remarkable manner distinguished himself on this occasion, and was the first to mount the walls, received Hesione as the prize of his valor.

Telamon; the son of aeacus, and father of Ajax. He was one of those engaged with Jason in the Argonautic expedition, and a companion of Hercules in the sacking of Troy, where Valerius Flaccus makes him next to that hero in valor.

Briseida; a beautiful young virgin of Lyrnessus. That and other cities being sacked by the Greeks under Agamemnon, Briseis, in the division of the captives, fell to the share of Achilles. For the rest of her history, see the notes upon her Epistle to that hero.

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