In Homer's Odyssey, Amphimedon (Ἀμφιμέδ-ων, -οντος) 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. In the Underworld, he told the story of the suitors' slaughter to Achilles and Agamemnon.
- ↑ Homer. The Odyssey, Book XXII, in The Iliad & The Odyssey. Trans. Samuel Butler. p. 702. ISBN 9781435110434
- ↑ Homer. Trans. Butler, op. cit. pp. 721-2.