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Lysander
(988 words)

(Λύσανδρος; Lýsandros).

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[1] Spartan fleet commander, end of the 5th cent. BC

Spartiate, son of Aristocritus. Reports that the family, which traces its family tree back to Hercules and was connected to king Libys of Cyrene through hospitality (Diod. Sic. 14,13,5-6; Paus. 6,3,14), was impoverished (Plut. Lysander = Lys. 2,1) and that L. was considered a móthax (foster-brother of a citizen's boy, móthakes ) (Phylarchos …

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Welwei, Karl-Wilhelm (Bochum) and Dreyer, Boris (Göttingen), “Lysander”, 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 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e714540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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