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 (lā-ûr′tēz, -âr′-)
n. Greek Mythology
The father of Odysseus.


(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth the father of Odysseus


(leɪˈɜr tiz, -ˈɛər-)

1. the father of Odysseus in Greek legend.
2. the brother of Ophelia in Shakespeare's Hamlet.
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Noun1.Laertes - (Greek mythology) the father of Odysseus
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Astute and ruthless, he could have rivalled in resource the unfortunate son of Laertes and Anticlea.
6} Our fathers were friends before us, as old Laertes will tell you, if you will go and ask him.
Laertes had bought her with his own money when she was quite young; he gave the worth of twenty oxen for her, and shewed as much respect to her in his household as he did to his own wedded wife, but he did not take her to his bed for he feared his wife's resentment.
Wopsle through his struggle with Laertes on the brink of the orchestra and the grave, and slackened no more until he had tumbled the king off the kitchen-table, and had died by inches from the ankles upward.
You can teach me, and then when we play HAMLET, you can be Laertes, and we'll make a fine thing of the fencing scene.
And Helen answered, "He is Ulysses, a man of great craft, son of Laertes.
In Hamlet, Polonius tells his son, Laertes, that he should: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
The bulk of his argument on Hamlet tracks the way Shakespeare sidelines participatory revenge, as communal revenge is only observed momentarily when Laertes storms in with a mob of supporters.
One of my favourite local actresses, Anne Kooheji, pulls out all the stops in one scene as Lady Macbeth and William Perois, taking the part of Romeo and Laertes, among others, who has aspirations of becoming a professional actor, looks like a star in the making.
Director Tony Rust used the stage to its fullest, and he got fine character performances from local regulars Patrick Torelle as Hamlet's councilor Polonius, Tracy Nygard as Hamlet's mother, Martha Benson as the doomed Ophelia, and, dominating his scenes, Nathan Blakely as Ophelia's brother Laertes.
November 2013-born Normanton 1 Laertes won the interbreed sash for mushroom growers Tim and William Livesey, Leicestershire, who in 2011 were denied the Royal Welsh title by the narrowest of margins.
A rotating cast of 12 actors play the various roles, from Gertrude and Ophelia to Polonius, Claudius, Laertes, Rozencrantz and Guildenstern.