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Rodʹomont

(in Orlando Inamorato and Orlando Furioso). King of Sarza or Algiers, Ulien’s son, and called the “Mars of Africa.” He was commander both of horse and foot in the Saracen army sent against Charlemagne, and may be termed the Achilles of the host. His lady-love was Dorʹalis, Princess of Granaʹda, who ran off with Mandricardo, King of Tartary. At Rogeʹro’s wedding-feast Rodomont rode up to the king of France in full armour, and accused Rogeʹro, who had turned Christian, of being a traitor to King Agramant, his master and a renegade; whereupon Rogeʹro met him in single combat, and slew him. (See Rogero.)

“Who more brave than Rodomont?”—Cervantes: Don Quixote.

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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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