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Laocoön Statue - Vatican City



Laocoön statue
Laocoön, the son of Acoetes, is a figure in Greek and Roman mythology.

Laocoön, the son of Acoetes, is a figure in Greek and Roman mythology.
Laocoön was a Trojan priest of Poseidon, whose rules he defied, either by marrying and having sons, or by committing an impiety by making love with his wife in the presence of a cult image in a sanctuary. He plays a minor role in the Epic Cycle, warning the Trojans in vain against accepting the Trojan Horse from the Greeks—"A deadly fraud is this," he said, "devised by the Achaean chiefs!" He was subsequently subject to divine execution by two serpents sent to Troy across the sea from the island of Tenedos, where the Greeks had temporarily camped










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