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Licymnius
(291 words)

(Λικύμνιος; Likýmnios).

[German version]

[1] Son of Electryon

Son of Electryon, half-brother of Alcmene, husband of Perimede, father of Argeius [1], Melas and Oeonus or, according to a new source [2], of Perimedes, Oeonus and Pero. After first seeking refuge together with the Heraclidae, with Ceyx in Trachis, he is killed by Tlepolemus in Argus (Hom. Il. 2,661-663; Pind. Ol. 7,27-31). As eponym of Licymna, the acropolis of Tiryns (Str. 8,6,11) - his name, like…

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Heinze, Theodor (Geneva) and Robbins, Emmet (Toronto), “Licymnius”, 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 20 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e705400>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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