Brill’s New Pauly

Get access

(603 words)

(Λεύκιππος; Leúkippos) is the name of at least 12 different persons of myth, linked in particular to stories about colonization and coming-of-age. The most important among them are the following:

[German version]

[1] Son of Lamprus

Son of Lamprus. Although he was born as a girl, the pubescent L. is transformed into a man by Leto. In memory thereof, young men in Phaestus underwent a ritual of changing the…

Cite this page
Leitao, David (San Francisco) and Bodnár, István (Budapest), “Leucippus”, 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 25 June 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

▲   Back to top   ▲