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Lýkeion (Λύκειον, sc. ἱερόν/hierón ‘sanctuary’) designates any cult centre of Apollo Lykeios. The most famous is the Lyceum in Athens in a wider sense the park of the same name ( Athens [1] II.8.). Its foundation legends (wolf plague: schol. Dem. Or. 24,114; founder Lycus [8]: Paus. 1,19,3) and the naming of the Lyceum in the legend of Theseus (Cleidemus FGrH 323 F 18) presumably indicate the great age of the cult in Athens. In the 4th cent. BC the cult image of Apollo Lykeios in Athens was integrated into a Gymnasium (Lucian. Anacharsis 7). The statue's installation an…

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Glock, Andreas (Bremen), “Lyceum”, 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 05 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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