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Headword: Λύκαιον
Adler number: lambda,799
Translated headword: Lykaion, Lycaeum
Vetting Status: high
Translation:
A name of a place.[1] Also [sc. attested is the related adjective] Lykaios.[2]
Greek Original:
Λύκαιον: ὄνομα τόπου. καὶ Λυκαῖος.
Notes:
[1] Lykaion was the name of a mountain in the Peloponnese (in southwestern Arkadia, Barrington Atlas map 58 grid B3); Pausanias 8.38.2ff. There was also a city called Lykaia in Arkadia. This appears to be, as identified by Walbank (p. 522), a town by the River Alpheios (alpha 1448), below its conjunction with the River Lousios (also Gortynios, cf. alpha 1448 (end)), but not located in the Barrington Atlas. The highlands town of Lykoa is some 30km east-northeast of the mountain and the rivers' confluence (cf. Barrington Atlas map 58 grid C2). (The name Lykeion is quite different: see lambda 801, lambda 802.)
[2] The ethnikon of the Arkadian city mentioned in the preceding note: see Stephanus of Byzantium s.v. But also and more broadly an adjective/epithet meaning 'Arkadian', used especially of Zeus. See LSJ s.v.
Reference:
F.W. Walbank, A Historical Commentary on Polybius, vol. II, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1967
Keywords: historiography; history
Translated by: Nicholas Fincher on 5 August 2003@06:00:41.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented notes; added keyword; cosmetics) on 5 August 2003@07:48:26.
David Whitehead (tweaks) on 27 July 2011@07:21:51.
Ronald Allen (added map note) on 17 April 2018@21:57:49.
Ronald Allen (added another map note) on 18 April 2018@21:38:26.
Ronald Allen (added further geographical notes, bibliography) on 18 April 2018@23:39:17.
Ronald Allen (my punctuation errors, some cosmetics) on 19 April 2018@23:35:57.

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