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Leucippus

Λεύκιππος).


1.

Son of Oenomaüs, the lover of Daphné.


2.

Son of Perieres, prince of the Messenians, and father of Phoebé and Hilaïra, usually called Leucippides, who were betrothed to Idas and Lynceus, the sons of Aphareus, but were carried off by Castor and Pollux, who married them.


3.

A Grecian philosopher, the founder of the atomic theory of philosophy, which was more fully developed by Democritus (Diog. Laert. ix. 30, 34). His date is uncertain. See Democritus; Epicurus.

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