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Dictys
(316 words)

(Δίκτυς; Díktys).

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[1] Son of Magnes and a Naiad

Son of Magnes and a Naiad, brother or half-brother to  Polydectes (Apollod. 1,88), the king of the island of Seriphos. Other sources stress his descent from Poseidon direct or in the fourth degree (Tzetz. Lycoph. 838; Pherecydes FGrH 3 F 10f.). As a fisherman (D. = ‘netsman’) he lodges  Danae and her infant son  Perseus, who are swept onto the shore at Seriphos in a box.…

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Bloch, René (Berne), “Dictys”, 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 20 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e317960>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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