Famed Queen (kleos, mêdos)
KLEOMEDE (Cleomede) was the Naiad-nymph of a spring of fountain of the main town of the Paionians on the River Axios in Paionia (Paeonia) (north of Greece). She was the wife of Paion (Paeon), eponymous king of the region, and the mother of Laophoon, an ally of Troy in the Trojan War.
AXIOS (Alluded to by Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.605)
LAOPHOON (by Paion) (Quintus Smyrnaeus 6.605)
CLASSICAL LITERATURE QUOTES
Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy 6. 605 ff (trans. Way) (Greek epic C4th A.D.) :
"Meriones [in the Trojan War] leapt upon Laophoon the son of Paion (Paeon) [king of the Paionians], born by [the river] Axios' flood of bright-haired Kleomede (Cleomede)."
- Quintus Smyrnaeus, Fall of Troy - Greek Epic C4th A.D.
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