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Zaleucus
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(Ζάλευκος; Záleukos). Legendary 7th/6th-cent. BC legislator from Locri [2] in Lower Italy, often compared to Lycurgus [4], Solon [1] and Charondas (Aristot. Pol. 1274a 23-31). Despite 'exact' dating in Eusebius [7] (Eus. Chronicon, Armenian version, on Olympiad 29·2 = 663/2 BC) his historicity was already debatable in Antiquity (Timaeus FGrH 566 F 130; [1. 2298-2300]).

Z. is supposed to have enacted numerous social laws (e.g. adultery, behaviour of women in public, drunkenness), regulated transfer of property, contract law and p…

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R.WO., “Zaleucus”, 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 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12214570>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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