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(Λυγκεύς/Lynkeús, related to λύγξ, ‘lynx’).

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[1] Son of Aphareus

Son of Aphareus [1], king of Messene, and of Arene; brother of Idas (L. is always mentioned together with him; the pair of brothers is called Apharetidae). The brothers take part in the journey of the Argonauts (Apoll. Rhod. 1,151) and in the Calydonian hunt (Apollod. 1,67; Ov. Met. 8,304). They are said to have abducted Helene and delivered her to…

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Schlapbach, Karin (Zürich) and Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther (Göttingen), “Lynceus”, 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 23 September 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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