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Lycāon , ŏnis, m., = Λυκάων,
I.a king of Arcadia, father of Callisto, whom Jupiter, because he had defiled his altar with human sacrifices, turned into a wolf; acc. to Ovid, because he had tried to murder Jupiter himself, who was his guest, Ov. M. 1, 198; Hyg. Fab. 176 sq.; Cic. Fam. 3, 10, 10; acc. Lycaona, id. ib. 2, 526.—
B. His grandson, also called Arcas, Ov. F. 6, 225.—Hence,
A. Lycāŏnĭus , a, um, adj., of or belonging to Lycaon, Lycaonian: “mensa,Ov. Ib. 433: “parens,” i. e. Callisto, id. M. 2, 496; cf. Cat. 66, 66: “Arctos,” i. e. Callisto as the constellation of the Bear, Ov. F. 3, 793; 6, 235. —Hence, axis, the northern sky, where the constellation of the Bear is situated, Ov. Tr. 3, 2, 2.—
B. Lycāŏnis , ĭdis, f., the daughter of Lycaon, i. e. Callisto, Ov. F. 2, 173.
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    • Cicero, Letters to his Friends, 3.10.10
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 2.496
    • Ovid, Metamorphoses, 1.198
    • Ovid, Tristia, 3.2
    • Ovid, Fasti, 2
    • Ovid, Fasti, 3
    • Ovid, Fasti, 6
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