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Headword: Λύκος
Adler number: lambda,814
Translated headword: Lykos, Lycus
Vetting Status: high
[Lykos,] also [known as] Boutheras, of Rhegion,[1] historian, father of Lykophron the tragedian,[2] lived under the Successors [sc. of Alexander the Great] and was plotted against by Demetrios of Phaleron.[3] This man wrote a history of Libya, and about Sicily.
Greek Original:
Λύκος, ὁ καὶ Βουθήρας, Ῥηγῖνος, ἱστορικός, πατὴρ Λυκόφρονος τοῦ τραγικοῦ, ἐπὶ τῶν διαδόχων γεγονὼς καὶ ἐπιβουλευθεὶς ὑπὸ Δημητρίου τοῦ Φαληρέως. οὗτος ἔγραψεν ἱστορίαν Λιβύης, καὶ περὶ Σικελίας.
Latter part of C4 (into early C3) BCE. See generally OCD(4) p.872, under "Lycus(2)"; FGrH 570.
[1] In S. Italy.
[2] Adoptive father, in fact; see lambda 827.
[3] Demetrius 47 SOD. See generally delta 429.
Keywords: biography; chronology; geography; historiography; politics; tragedy
Translated by: David Whitehead on 12 September 2001@08:04:45.
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Catharine Roth (set status) on 23 November 2003@19:06:08.
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