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Theodomas

A famous trumpeter at the siege of Thebes.

At every court ther cam loud menstralcye
That never trompëd Joab for to heere,
Ne he Theodomas yit half so cleere
At Thebës, when the citë was in doute.

Chaucer: Canterbury Tales, 9,592.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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