Laocoon
Laocoon La*oc"o*["o]n, n. [L., fr. Gr. ? ] 1. (Class. Myth.) A priest of Apollo, during the Trojan war. (See 2.) [1913 Webster]

2. (Sculp.) A marble group in the Vatican at Rome, representing the priest Laoco["o]n, with his sons, infolded in the coils of two serpents, as described by Virgil. [1913 Webster]


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  • Laocoön — (Λαοκόων [laok ooːn] , usual English pronunciation [leɪ ɒkəʊɒn] ), the son of Acoetes [ Laocoon, son of Acoetes, brother of Anchises, and priest of Apollo... (Hyginus, Fabula 135.] was a Trojan priest of Poseidon, [According to Virgil: Laocoon,… …   Wikipedia

  • Laocoon — Trojan priest of Apollo, from L. Laocoon, from Gk. Laukoun, from laos people (see LAY (Cf. lay) (adj.)) + koeo I mark, perceive. Laocoön, n. A famous piece of antique sculpture representing a priest of that time and his two sons in the folds of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Laocoon — LAOCŎON, ontis, Gr. Λαοκόων, οντος, (⇒ Tab. XXXI.) Antenors Sohn. Tzetz. ad Lycophr. v. 346. Doch machet man ihn auch zu des Anchises Bruder und des Acötis Sohne, wiewohl sein Vater alsdenn Kapys seyn müßte. Hygin. Fab. 135. & Muncker. ad ill. Er …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Laocoon — héros troyen, fils de Priam et d Hécube, prêtre d Apollon à Troie. Puni par Apollon, il périt étouffé avec ses fils par des serpents. Un groupe sculpté (v. 50 av. J. C., musée du Vatican) évoque cet épisode …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • LAOCOON — fil. Priami ex Hecuba, Apollinis Thymbraei sacerdos, qui primus omnium equum ligneum, quo Troia prodita est, intra urbem recipiendum dissuasit, hastamqueve in eum tanto impetu contorsit, ut sonantia intus arma audirentur. Quo facto deorum… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Laocoön — [lā äk′ō än΄] n. [L < Gr Laokoōn] Gr. Myth. a priest of Troy who, with his two sons, is destroyed by two huge sea serpents after he warns the Trojans against the wooden horse …   English World dictionary

  • Laocoon — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Laocoon (homonymie). Groupe du Laocoon, œuvre des Rhodiens Agésandre, Athénod …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Laocoön — /lay ok oh on /, n. 1. Class. Myth. a priest of Apollo at Troy who warned the Trojans of the Trojan Horse, and who, with his two sons, was killed by two huge serpents sent by Athena or Apollo. 2. (italics) a late 2nd century B.C. representation… …   Universalium

  • Laocoon — noun (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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Laocoön — noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Laokoōn Date: 1582 a Trojan priest killed with his sons by two sea serpents after warning the Trojans against the wooden horse …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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