Lycorea
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[German version]

(Λυκώρεια; Lykṓreia). Pólis (Paus. 10,6,2; Suda s.v. Λυκωρεύς) or kṓme (schol. Apoll. Rhod. 2,711; 4,1490; Steph. Byz. s.v. Λ.) in the summit region of the Parnassus. Various versions explaining the etymology and foundation: 1) the howling of the wolves (λύκων ὠρυγαῖς, Paus. l.c.) that led the residents to the peak of the Parnassus, which saved them from Deucalion's Flood ( Deucalion); 2) Lycorus, the son of Apollo and the nymph Corycia (Paus. l.c.; Steph. Byz. s.v. Λ.) as an eponym. But according to the tradition collected on the Marmor Parium (FGrH 239 F 3), a settl…

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Daverio Rocchi, Giovanna (Milan), “Lycorea”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider. Consulted online on 18 October 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e713790>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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