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(255 words)

(Νίκων; Níkōn).

[German version]

[1] Theban military leader, 413 BC

Theban leader of 300 Boeotian hoplites who, together with some Spartan units, crossed over to Sicily in 413 BC in order to defend Syracuse (Thuc. 7,19,3).

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[2] Comedy writer, 4th/3rd cent. BC

Comedy writer of the 4th or 3rd cent. BC; there is a preserved fragment of a play Kitharōdós, in w…

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Beck, Hans (Cologne), Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), Günther, Linda-Marie (Munich) and Folkerts, Menso (Munich), “Nicon”, 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 14 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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