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Laocoon [La-okʹ-o-on]

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A son of Priam, famous for the tragic fate of himself and his two sons, who were crushed to death by serpents. The group representing these three in their death agony, now in the Vatican, was discovered in 1506, on the Esquiline Hill (Rome). It is a single block of marble, and was the work of Agesander of Rhodes and two other sculptors. Thomson has described the group in his Liberty, pt. iv. (Virgil Æneid, ii. 40 etc., 212 etc.)

“The miserable sire,

Wrapped with his sons in Fate’s severest grasp”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Langstaff (Launcelot)
Language
Langue dOc
Langue dOil
Languish (Lydia)
Lantern
Lantern Jaws
Lantern-Land
Lanterns
Lanternise
Laocoon [La-ok-o-on]
Laodamia
Laodicean
Lapet (Mons.)
Lapithæ
Lapping Water
Laprel
Lapsus Linguæ (Latin)
Laputa
Lapwing (The)
Lar Familiaris (plu. Lares familiares)

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Laocöon