Priamus, The sonne of Laomedon, & king of Troye, a notable paterne and erample of fortunes froward vnconstancie and mutabilitie. Neuer liued Prince more adourned with prosperitie: neuer was there man more wounded with aduersitie. Fo what benefite fayre fleering fortune in wealth could shew one, in his royall estate he enioyed it: what grief and sorrow hir frouning lookes could turne man to in his wofull fall, he felt it. Before the siege of Troye he flourished a long time in great power, glory and riches, with manye nacions subiect to him, & hauing a great number of sonnes and daughters, in his life time risen to greate fame of prowesse, chiualrie, personage and beautie, himself a Prince of great worthinesse, and indued with sundrie noble qualities. In body strong, and while youth flourished, of much actiuitie, when age grue on, reuerend and full of maiestie. In counsaile, wise, in maners sober and graue, as best mighte become his princely person. When fortune began to chaunge her copy, and the Græcians had beset his royall citie, hee liued to see his power debated, his bonour and glory decayed, his riches and treasure wasted, his realmes spoiled, his sub-ectes pitisully killed, all his children siayne and put to villanie before his face, his Citie and pallaice burned to the ground, and himselfe sinally in his last dayes and reuerende olde age dispiteously drawne by the heare of the heade, and slayne by Pyrrhus, on the body of his yong sonne Polytes, by the aultar whether he had fled for succour, and so ended bis tragicall life and wofull dayes.
Lewis and Short: Latin dictionary
Prĭămus, i, m., = *pri/amos. I.A son of Laomedon, king of Troy, husband of Hecuba, and father of Hector, Helenus, Paris, Deiphobus, Polyxena, Cassandra, etc.; hewas slain by Neoptolemus or Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles, Enn. ap. Prisc. p. 607 P. (Ann. v. 17 Vahl.): o pater, o patria, o Pria. mi domus! id. ap. Cic. Tusc. 3, 19, 44 (Trag v. 118 Vahl.); Verg. A. 1, 458; 3, 50 al.; cf. Cic. Tusc. 1, 35, 85; Ov. M. 13, 404 sq.; Juv. 10, 258; Hyg. Fab. 89 and 90.—II.His grandson, named after him, the son of Polites, Verg. A. 5, 564.—Hence, A. Prĭă-mēis, ĭdis, f., = *priamhi+/s, Priam's daughter: Atrides visā Priameide, i. e.
, Ov. Am. 1, 9, 37: Priameida viderat ipsam, id. A. A. 2, 405.—B. Prĭămēĭus, a, um, adj., = *priamh/i+os, of or belonging to Priam: sceptra, Verg. A. 7, 252: virgo Cassandra, id. ib. 2, 403: conjux, i. e.
, Ov. M. 13, 404: hospes, i. e.
, id. A. A. 2, 5: heros, i. e. Hector, Auct. Pan. ad Pison. 162.—C. Prīămĭdes, ae, m., = *priami/dhs, a son of Priam: Priamiden Helenum regnare, Verg. A. 3, 295: Priamides Deiphobus, id. ib. 6, 494: nec quas Priamides in aquosae vallibus Idae Contulit, i. e.