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Lycastus
(200 words)

(Λύκαστος; Lýkastos).

[German version]

[1] City in Crete

City in Crete (Steph. Byz. s.v. Λ.; Plin. HN 4,59; Mela 2,113), about 11 km south of Knossos, modern Kanli Kastelli. In Hom. Il. 2,647 participant in the Trojan War. Autonomous in phases but mostly dependent on Knossos and belonging to its territory. In 184 BC, conquered by Gortyn (Pol. 22,19) until revised by Roman arbitration [1].

Bibliography

1 A. Chaniotis, Die Verträge zw. kret. Poleis in der hell. Zeit, 1996, 281-285, no. 40.

I. F. Sanders, Roman…

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Sonnabend, Holger (Stuttgart) and Olshausen, Eckart (Stuttgart), “Lycastus”, 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 24 June 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e713340>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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