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Laodami'a

The wife of Protesilaos, who was slain before Troy. She begged to be allowed to converse with her dead husband for only three hours, and her request was granted; when the respite was over, she accompanied the dead hero to the shades of death. Wordsworth has a poem on the subject.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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