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In mythology, son of Priam and Hecuba, and one of the more powerful Trojan fighters. Athena impersonated him so as to deceive Hector and cause his death. After Paris had been killed, Deiphobus married Helen; he went with her to examine the Wooden Horse; and after the capture of Troy, Menelaus and Odysseus went first to his house, where the fighting was hardest. He was killed and mutilated by Menelaus after being, acc. to Virgil, betrayed by Helen.

Subjects: Classical Studies.

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