Aeimnestus (Gr. Ἀείμνηστος) is an Ancient Greek word, also spelled aeímnēstos and arímnēstos that means "unforgettable", literally "of everlasting memory". It was the name of multiple revered Greek warriors.
A Spartan soldier Aeimnestus killed the Persian general Mardonius by crushing Mardonius' head with a rock during the Battle of Plataea in 479 BC. The event was described in Book 9 of the Histories of Herodotus. Plutarch calls the same man "Arimnestus" (Ἀρίμνηστος).
- Herodotus, Histories, ix. 64 http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Hdt.+9.64&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A1999.01.0126
- Plutarch, Aristides 19 http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Plut.+Arist.+19&fromdoc=Perseus%3Atext%3A2008.01.0009
- Smith, William (1867). "Aeimnestus". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: N/A. p. 27. Archived from the original on 2007-09-06.
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