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[563] βοὴν ἀγαθός: see on v. 408.

Διομήδης: son of Tydeus. Tydeus was son of Oeneus of Calydon, and brother of Meleager (v. 642); having slain some relative, he fled to Argos where he married a daughter (14.121) of King Adrastus (see on v. 572). He fell in the first Argive expedition against Thebes. Diomed took part in the second expedition (that of the “Ἐπίγονοι”) against Thebes. He was one of the bravest and mightiest of the Achaeans before Troy. The Fifth Book is devoted to his exploits, in the course of which he wounds Aphrodite and (aided by Athena) even Ares. He has a famous meeting with Glaucus (6.119 ff.). He visits the Trojan camp in company with Odysseus, and slays the Thracian Rhesus (10.219 ff.). He reached Argos in safety at the close of the war (Od. 3.167, 130 ff.).

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