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Σίνον). A Greek, who accompanied his countrymen to the Trojan War. When the Greeks had fabricated the famous wooden horse, Sinon went to Troy, at the instigation of Odysseus, with his hands bound behind his back, and by the most solemn protestations assured Priam that the Greeks were gone from Asia, and that they had been ordered to sacrifice one of their soldiers to render the wind favourable to their return; and that, because the lot had fallen upon him, he had fled away from their camp, not to be cruelly sacrificed. These false assertions were immediately credited by the Trojans, and Sinon advised Priam to bring into his city the wooden horse which the Greeks had left behind them, and to consecrate it to Athené. His advice was followed, and Sinon, in the night, to complete his perfidy, opened the side of the horse, from which issued a number of armed Greeks, who surprised the Trojans and pillaged their city (Homer Od. viii. 492; Verg. Aen. ii. 79, etc.; Pausan. x. 20). See Trojan War.

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