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This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Claudio Meliadò and first published on 05/03/2007.

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Lycophron | Λυκόφρων


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Place of Origin:

Chalcis in Euboea


4th/3rd c. BCE


Lycophron, a grammarian and writer of tragedies as well as a member of the Pleiad1, was a native of Chalcis, the son of Socles, and the adoptive son of Lycus of Rhegium2. He wrote 64 or 46 tragedies, and twenty titles of …

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Meliadò, Claudio, “Lycophron”, in: Lexicon of Greek Grammarians of Antiquity. Consulted online on 18 March 2018 <>

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