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In Greek mythology, Antenor (Αντήνορας / Ἀντήνωρ ) was a son of King Dymas and husband of Theano, and one of the wisest of the Trojan elders and counsellors. During the Trojan War, he was a councilor of King Priam. He advised his fellow-townsmen to send Helen back to the Greeks, and showed himself not unfriendly to the Greeks and an advocate of peace. In the later story, according to Dares and Dictys, he was said to have treacherously opened the gates of Troy to the enemy; in return for which, at the general sack of the city, his house, distinguished by a panther's skin at the door, was spared by the victors. Afterwards, according to various versions of the legend, he either rebuilt a city on the site of Troy, or settled at Cyrene, or became the founder of Patavium (currently Padova) (Virgil, Aen. I, 242). He had one son with Theano, Laodamas.

References

Homer, Iliad III, 148, 203, 262; VII, 347

Horace, Epp. i. 2. 9

Livy i. 1

Pindar, Pythia, v. 83

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