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Lynceus

Λυγκεύς).


1.

The son of Aphareus, was among the hunters of the Caledonian boar, and was also one of the Argonauts. According to the old legend, he was so sharp-sighted as to have been able to see through the earth, and also to distinguish objects at the distance of many miles. He was slain by Pollux. (See Dioscuri.)


2.

One of the fifty sons of Aegyptus. He obtained Hypermnestra for his bride, and was the only one of the fifty whose life was spared by his spouse. (See Danaüs; Hypermnestra.)


3.

A Samian pupil of Theophrastus who was a rival of Menander as a writer of comedy ( Suid. s. v.).

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