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Caucones
(166 words)

(Καύκωνες; Kaúkōnes).

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[1] Tribe on the Peloponnese

Hom. Od. 3,366 prompted logographers and exegetes of Homer to place the settlement area of this tribe on the Peloponnese. The results of these investigations are recorded by Strabo (7,7,1f.; 8,3,11; 8,3,16f.). Accordingly, the C. settled chiefly in Triphylia (grave of Caucon in  Lepreum), but also penetrated into Arcadia and Messenia. Antimachus even referred to the western Achaean  Dyme [1] as Cauconian (schol. Lycoph. 571), pro…

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Lafond, Yves (Bochum) and Michel, Raphael (Basle), “Caucones”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e611220>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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