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(Γανύκτωρ; Ganýktōr). Person in the  competition between Homer and Hesiod; information on his role and genealogical position varies:

[German version]

[1] Son of king Amphidamas [5] of Chalcis

The son of king Amphidamas [5] of Chalcis (Certamen l. 63), as such perhaps the judge in the poetic competition (Vita Hesiodi l. 10).

[German version]

[2] Son of the Locrian Phegeus from Oenoë

Son of the Locrian Phegeus of Oe…

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Scherf, Johannes (Tübingen), “Ganyctor”, 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 10 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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