Definitions for pandarusˈpæn dər əs
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Pan•da•rusˈpæn dər əs(n.)
a Lycian ally of Priam in the Trojan War: in medieval legend, the procurer of Cressida for Troilus.
Category: Mythology, Literature
An archer on the side of Troy in the Trojan War who precipitates the war by breaking a truce.
Pandarus is a Trojan aristocrat who appears in stories about the Trojan War. In Homer's Iliad he is portrayed as an energetic and impetuous warrior, but in medieval literature he becomes a witty and licentious figure who facilitates the affair between Troilus and Cressida. In Shakespeare's play Troilus and Cressida he is portrayed as an aged degenerate and coward, who ends the play by telling the audience he will bequeath them his "diseases".
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