A Trojan priest of Apollo who was killed along with his two sons by two sea serpents for having warned his people of the Trojan horse.
A priest of Troy who, with his two sons, is destroyed by two huge sea serpents after he warns the Trojans against the wooden horse.
The sculptors of the Laocoon are among the priests of Athena Lindia, whose names are recorded by inscriptions.
The Iliu Persis, again, was the oldest authority for the story of Laocoon and of the consequent escape of Aeneas - a story which connected a surviving branch of the house of Priam with the later inhabitants of the Troad.
LAOCOON, in Greek legend a brother of Anchises, who had been a priest of Apollo, but having profaned the temple of the god he and his two sons were attacked by serpents while preparing to sacrifice a bull at the altar of Poseidon, in whose service Laocoon was then acting as priest.
He prefers the marble Laocoon in the palace of Titus to all the pictures and bronzes in the world (xxxvi.