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(Λέλεγες; Léleges). Name of a non-Greek people in the early history of Greece and Asia Minor, attested from Homer, Hesiod and Alcaeus, primarily, however, in the historical and mythological literature from the classical period. At the beginning there were memories of a historical people with certain settlement areas; Greek scholars then shifted the people, because they were non-Greek (= pre-Greek), to the distant past beyond all the traditions so that the L. and their appellation L…

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Gschnitzer, Fritz (Heidelberg), “Leleges”, 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 01 July 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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