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Licymnius (1), brother of Alcmene and uncle of Heracles

Emily Kearns

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics


Published online March 2016 | e-ISBN: 9780199381135 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.3710

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Licymnius (1), brother of *Alcmene and so uncle of *Heracles, killed by Heracles' son *Tlepolemus (Il. 2. 653–70). His tomb was at the gymnasium of *Argos (1) (Paus. 2. 22. 8; Plut. Pyrrh.34), but he was also recognized as eponym of Licymna, the acropolis of *Tiryns (Strabo 8.

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Subjects: Religion in the Ancient World

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