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Lichas
(502 words)

(Λίχας; Líchas).

[German version]

[1] Messenger of Hercules

Herald of Hercules [1]; he brings Hercules the garment which Deianira, jealous of Iole, had painted with the blood of the centaur Nessus (Hes. Cat. fr. 25,20-25 M-W; Soph. Trach.; Bacchyl. 16; for possible precursors and variants, see [1]). The supposed love charm causes the …

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Nünlist, René (Basle), Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Ameling, Walter (Jena), “Lichas”, 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 14 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e704110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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