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Eurymachus, or EurĂ˝makhos, an Ithacan nobleman and the son of Polybus, was one of the leading suitors of Penelope in The Odyssey. He was a very treacherous figure who convinced Penelope that her son, Telemachus would be safe. However, Eurymachus, himself, plotted Telemachus' death. He was killed by Odysseus upon his return... For other places named Ithaca, see Ithaca (disambiguation). ... Polybus was a famous physician. ... Penelope represented as a statue in the Vatican, Rome For other uses, see Penelope (disambiguation). ... Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles Gleyre For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation). ... Penelope represented as a statue in the Vatican, Rome For other uses, see Penelope (disambiguation). ... Telemachus and Mentor Telemachus departing from Nestor, painting by Henry Howard (1769–1847) Telemachus (also transliterated as Telemachos or Telémakhos; literally, far-away fighter) is a figure in Greek mythology, the son of Odysseus and Penelope. ... Odysseus (Greek Odusseus), pronounced /oʊˈdɪs. ...



"Eurymachus" also refers to one of the 180 Theban soldiers who were taken prisoner in the Theban siege of Plataea. All of the Theban soldiers were killed after the Plataeans brought everyone living outside of their walls into the city after unrequited negotion with Thebes's nightly backup troops. For the ancient capital of Upper Egypt, see Thebes, Egypt. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ...


References: Thucydides, Peloponnesian War, Book 2


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Part II. Chapter XI. Padraic Colum 1918. The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy (1482 words)
Odysseus stood up, and gazed upon his wife who was standing amongst her wooers.
Eurymachus noted him and going to him, said, ‘Stranger, wouldst thou be my hireling?
So angry was Eurymachus at this speech that he would have struck Odysseus if Telemachus had not come amongst the wooers, saying, ‘That man must not be struck again in this hall.
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