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Dexippus
(719 words)

(Δέξιππος; Déxippos).

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[1] Spartan, mercenary leader c. 400 BC

Lacedaemonian, 406 BC mercenary leader of Acragas in the war against Carthage in which he played an obscure role. The Syracusans appointed him as the commander in Gela where he refused to support Dionysius I and was then sent back to his homeland (Diod. Sic. 13,85,3f.; 87,4f.; 88,…

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Meier, Mischa (Bielefeld), Birley, A. R. (Düsseldorf), Nutton, Vivian (London) and Chase, Michael (Victoria, BC), “Dexippus”, 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 15 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e316130>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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