Laocoon


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La·oc·o·on

 (lā-ŏk′ə-ŏn′)
n. Greek Mythology
A Trojan priest of Apollo who was killed along with his two sons by two sea serpents for having warned his people of the Trojan horse.

Laocoon

(leɪˈɒkəʊˌɒn)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans against the wooden horse left by the Greeks; killed with his twin sons by two sea serpents

La•oc•o•ön

(leɪˈɒk oʊˌɒn)

n.
a Trojan priest who, after warning against the acceptance of the wooden horse left at Troy by the Greeks, was killed along with his sons by two serpents.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Laocoon - (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan HorseLaocoon - (Greek mythology) the priest of Apollo who warned the Trojans to beware of Greeks bearing gifts when they wanted to accept the Trojan Horse; a god who favored the Greeks (Poseidon or Athena) sent snakes who coiled around Laocoon and his two twin sons killing them
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations

Laocoon

[leɪˈɒkəʊˌɒn] nLaocoonte
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"Nicholas, when when did you break your cameo?" she asked to change the subject, looking at his finger on which he wore a ring with a cameo of Laocoon's head.
(13) as analysed by Proclus was very similar to Vergil's version in "Aeneid" ii, comprising the episodes of the wooden horse, of Laocoon, of Sinon, the return of the Achaeans from Tenedos, the actual Sack of Troy, the division of spoils and the burning of the city.
We saw the Dying Gladiator at the Capitol, and I think that even we appreciated that wonder of art; as much, perhaps, as we did that fearful story wrought in marble, in the Vatican--the Laocoon. And then the Coliseum.
`I don't know what to do.' cried Scrooge, laughing and crying in the same breath; and making a perfect Laocoon of himself with his stockings.
Then occasionally, but not too often, he appealed to Dorothea, and discussed what she said, as if her sentiment were an item to be considered in the final judgment even of the Madonna di Foligno or the Laocoon. A sense of contributing to form the world's opinion makes conversation particularly cheerful; and Mr.
The reddish-brown bronze statue of Laocoon featured on this month's cover was fashioned by Italian artist Giovanni Battista Foggini.
Washington DC, [USA] Oct 22 ( ANI ): Technology met art, as a London based artist Davide Quayola used a robot to recreate a Hellenic masterpiece of Laocoon and his Sons.
After Waterloo, the victorious Prussians and the King of the Netherlands wanted their pictures back, and the Pope sent the renowned sculptor Antonio Canova to argue that the Horses of San Marco in Venice, and the Papal collections, including the Laocoon, should be returned to Italy.
(1) Gallagher notes that the Laocoon was famously missing its right
To address these issues, I turn to Gotthold Ephraim Lessing's book Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry, published in 1766.