Pronunciation: (lā-od'u-mus), [key]
—n. Class. Myth.
1. a son of Eteocles who defended Thebes against the Epigoni, killed Aegialeus, and was killed by Alcmaeon.
2. (in the Odyssey) the son of Alcinous who, not recognizing Odysseus, challenged him to athletic contests when Odysseus landed in Phaeacia.
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