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For the genus of sponge, see Amphimedon (genus)

In Homer's Odyssey, Amphimedon /æmˈfɪmɪˌdɒn, -dən/ (Ancient Greek: Ἀμφιμέδων) was the son of Melaneus and one of the suitors of Penelope. While retreating from Odysseus's party during the final stages of the battle in the latter's hall, he gave a glancing blow to the carapace of Telemachus, to whom he fell shortly afterwards.[1] In the Underworld, he told the story of the suitors' slaughter by Odysseus and Telemachus.[2]


  1. ^ Homer. The Odyssey, Book XXII, in The Iliad & The Odyssey. Trans. Samuel Butler. p. 702. ISBN 978-1-4351-1043-4
  2. ^ Homer. Trans. Butler, op. cit. pp. 721-2.