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Eury'leon

Εὐρυλέων.)

1. One of the companions of Dorieus, with whom he went out to establish a colony, Heracleia in Sicily. Nearly all the Spartan colonists, however, were slain by the Carthaginians and Egestaeans. Euryleon was the only one of the leaders who escaped: he gathered the remnants of the Lacedaemonians and took possession of Minoa, a colony of Selinus, and assisted the Selinuntians in getting rid of their tyrant Peithagoras. (Hdt. 5.46; comp. DORIEUS.)

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