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 ?
She was the sweetness of the strength of the oak, the soul born of the sun kissing its green leaves in the still Memnonian mornings, of moon and stars kissing its green leaves in the still Trophonian nights.
So, if great things to small may be compar'd, XERXES, the Libertie of GREECE to yoke, From SUSA his MEMNONIAN Palace high Came to the Sea, and over HELLESPONT Bridging his way, EUROPE with ASIA joyn'd, And scourg'd with many a stroak th' indignant waves.
Placid sphinxes brooding o'er the Nile--mighty Memnonian countenances calm--had revealed Egypt to me in a sonnet of Tennyson's' (p.