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Pandarus


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A Lycian fighting on the side of the Trojans, described in the Iliad as breaking the truce with the Greeks by wounding Menelaus with an arrow. The role as the lovers' go-between that he plays in Chaucer's (and later Shakespeare's) story of Troilus and Cressida originated with Boccaccio and is also the origin of the word pander.

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