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[203] Λύκειε Apollo, properly the god of light(λυκ), whose image, like that of Artemis, was sometimes placed before houses ( Soph. El. 637Φοῖβε προστατήριε,Aesch. Seven 449προστατηρίας Ἀρτέμιδος”), so that the face should catch the first rays of the morning sun(δαίμονες ... ἀντήλιοι Aesch. Ag. 519): then, through Λύκειος being explained as λυκοκτόνοςSoph. El. 7), Apollo the Destroyer of foes: Aesch. Seven 145Λύκει᾽ ἄναξ, Λύκειος γενοῦ στρατῷ δαΐῳ.” Cp. below, 919.

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