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Cydas

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Author(s): Cecchi, Flavia | Pagani, Lara
Entry Version: This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Flavia Cecchi and Lara Pagani and published on 04/04/2019. Here is the Italian version of this entry. Grammarian: Name: Cydas | Κύδας Identity: Pauly-Wissowa Place of Origin: Crete? Date: Second half of the 2nd c. BCE? ↓ To Source List Biography: A member of the corps of lancers (ἐκ τῶν λογχοφόρων) in Alexandria, Cydas is known only from a citation in the chrestomathy of historical1 and mythological2 material preserved in P.Oxy. 10, 1241, which names him after A…