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(Λεύκων; Leúkōn).

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[1] Boeotian hero

Boeotian hero, son of Athamas and Themisto, daughter of the Lapith king Hypseus (Apollod. 1,9,2). His daughter Euippe marries Andreus of Orchomenus (Paus. 9,34,6f.). Eponym of Lake Leuconis (= Copais) (Steph. Byz.).

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[2] Author of Old Comedy, 5th cent. BC

Author of Old Comedy who competed in the Lenaea of 422 BC with the pl…

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Walde, Christine (Basle), Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen) and von Bredow, Iris (Bietigheim-Bissingen), “Leucon”, 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 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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