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In Greek mythology, Amphinomus /æmˈfɪnəməs/ (Ancient Greek: Ἀμφίνομος Amphínomos; literally "grazing all about"), was the son of King Nisos and one of the suitors of Penelope who was killed by Telemachus.


Amphinomus was considered the best-behaved of the suitors. Despite Odysseus's warning, he was compelled by Athena to stay, as he had been a suitor nonetheless, he was killed by a spear thrown by Telemachus during the murder of the suitors; ironically, Amphinomous had twice tried to dissuade the suitors from killing Telemachus.[1]


  1. ^ Homer, Odyssey 18.395 & 412; 20.244; 22.89