Memnon


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Mem·non

 (mĕm′nŏn′)
n. Greek Mythology
An Ethiopian king killed by Achilles and made immortal by Zeus.

Memnon

(ˈmɛmnɒn)
n
1. (Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a king of Ethiopia, son of Eos: slain by Achilles in the Trojan War
2. (Classical Myth & Legend) a colossal statue of Amenhotep III at Thebes in ancient Egypt, which emitted a sound thought by the Greeks to be the voice of Memnon
Memnonian adj
References in classic literature ?
Croiset remark, the abusive Thersites in the "Aethiopis" is clearly copied from the Thersites of the "Iliad"; in the same poem Antilochus, slain by Memnon and avenged by Achilles, is obviously modelled on Patroclus.
The "Aethiopis" thus included the coming of the Amazon Penthesilea to help the Trojans after the fall of Hector and her death, the similar arrival and fall of the Aethiopian Memnon, the death of Achilles under the arrow of Paris, and the dispute between Odysseus and Aias for the arms of Achilles.
Prophetic sounds and loud, arise forever "From us, and from all Ruin, unto the wise, "As melody from Memnon to the Sun.
Maybe I understood because I saw her in that early hour of the morning when even the stony Memnon sings, in that mystical light of the young day when divine exiled things, condemned to rough bondage through the noon, are for a short magical hour their own celestial selves, their unearthly glory as yet unhidden by any earthly disguise.
Here is a crumbling wall that was old when Columbus discovered America; was old when Peter the Hermit roused the knightly men of the Middle Ages to arm for the first Crusade; was old when Charlemagne and his paladins beleaguered enchanted castles and battled with giants and genii in the fabled days of the olden time; was old when Christ and his disciples walked the earth; stood where it stands today when the lips of Memnon were vocal and men bought and sold in the streets of ancient Thebes!
The river-horse couches there among the bulrushes, and on a great granite throne sits the God Memnon.
At first he had fancied the Red One to be some colossal statue, like Memnon, rendered vocal under certain temperature conditions of sunlight.
By the blushes of Aurora and the music of Memnon, what should be man's morning work in this world?
Rabab Fathy with friends at Memnon Colossi in Luxor, December 2017 -- Egypt Today Affordable One of the most important elements when deciding to go on a trip is how affordable it is.
Constantinos Lyras and Memnon Arestis will be playing guitars while the third member of the gang, Savvas Thoma, will be on the cajon (a six-sided box that is used as a percussion instrument).
The Egyptian-European archaeological mission, at the Colossi of Memnon area within King Amenhotep III Temple conservation project, began excavations in the site in 1998.
Other scenes that were on the way out include Triton and Nereid, Achilles fighting the African followers of Memnon, and Achilles and Memnon.