Axylus is mentioned in Book VI of Homer's Iliad.

 Diomedes, expert in war cries, killed Axylus, 
 son of Teuthranus, a rich man, from well-built Arisbe.
 People really loved him, for he lived beside a road, 
 welcomed all passers-by into his home.  
 But not one of those men he'd entertained now stood 
 in front of him, protecting him from wretched death.
 Diomedes took the lives of two men--Axylus,
 and his attendant Calesius, his charioteer.
 So both men went down into the underworld.

(This is from a translation of the Iliad by Ian Johnston, who has placed his translation into the public domain.

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