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Penelope’s favorite suitor.
Historical Examples

Apparently we must accent the penultimate in “Amphinomus” if the line is to scan.
Adventures among Books Andrew Lang

But Amphinomus would not hear, for so had Athene doomed that he should fall on the day of the great vengeance.
Museum of Antiquity L. W. Yaggy

Before Odysseus could fix another arrow to the string, Amphinomus was upon him, with sword uplifted to slay him.
Stories from the Odyssey H. L. Havell

Amphinomus took two loaves out of the bread-basket and brought them to him, pledging him as he did so in a golden goblet of wine.
The Odyssey Homer

But he did not succeed, Amphinomus clearly voices their sentiment, and the council dissolves.
Homer’s Odyssey Denton J. Snider

With this he caught hold of a footstool, but Ulysses sought protection at the knees of Amphinomus of Dulichium, for he was afraid.
The Odyssey Homer

This Amphinomus differed in character from the other suitors, being a prudent and fair-minded man.
Stories from the Odyssey H. L. Havell

Then Amphinomus rushed towards Ulysses, but Telemachus sent his spear from behind through his shoulders.
Tales of Troy and Greece Andrew Lang

This man’s name was Amphinomus, and he was the chief among the wooers who came from Dulichium.
Stories from the Odyssey H. L. Havell

Telemachus saw his father’s peril, and thrust Amphinomus in the back with his spear.
Stories from the Odyssey H. L. Havell


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