Axylus

Summary

In Greek mythology, Axylus (Ancient Greek: Ἄξυλος) was a Trojan warrior who participated in the Trojan War.

Family

Axylus was the son of Teuthranus.

Mythology

Axylus was a wealthy man who came from the town of Arisbe, a city in the Troad. He was killed by Diomedes during the siege of Troy.[1]

This character was mentioned in Book VI of Homer's Iliad:

Diomedes, expert in war cries, killed Axylus,
son of Teuthranus, a rich man, from well-built Arisbe.
People really loved him, for he lived beside a road,
welcomed all passers-by into his home.
But not one of those men he'd entertained now stood
in front of him, protecting him from wretched death.
Diomedes took the lives of two men--Axylus,
and his attendant Calesius, his charioteer.
So both men went down into the underworld.

Notes

  1. ^ Homer, Iliad 6.12 ff.

References

  • Homer, The Iliad with an English Translation by A.T. Murray, Ph.D. in two volumes. Cambridge, MA., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1924. ISBN 978-0674995796. Online version at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Homer, Homeri Opera in five volumes. Oxford, Oxford University Press. 1920. ISBN 978-0198145318. Greek text available at the Perseus Digital Library.
  • Translation of the Iliad by Ian Johnston.