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1011 Laodamia is a Mars-crosser asteroid that was discovered in 1924 by Karl Wilhelm Reinmuth.
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Laodamia is the name of two different heroines from Greco-Roman mythology. It is the name of the mother Sarpedon (who was fathered by Zeus), and it is also the name of Protesilaus' wife.
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Laodamia was the name of Pope Pius III's mother; she lived in the fifteenth century.
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Protesilaus' wife Laodamia is the fictive epistoler of a letter in Ovid's Heroides.
William Wordsorth wrote a poem "Laodamia" about Protesilaus' wife.
Author Innokentiy Fyodorovich Annensky wrote a 1906 tragedy entitled Laodamia.
Composer Henryk Melcer-Szczawiński wrote a 1902 tragedy entitled "Protesilas i Laodamia."