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Λανίκη), the nurse of Alexander the Great. She was the sister of Cleitus. [CLEITUS.] (Arrian, 4.9; Athen. 4.129.) By Curtius (8.1) she is called Hellanice. Her two sons accompanied Alexander on his Asiatic expedition, and had fallen in battle before the death of Cleitus. According to Curtius they fell at the storming of Miletus. One of her sons was named Proteas. (Aelian, Ael. VH 12.26; Athen. l.c.) He is mentioned as having been greatly addicted to drinking, a propensity which his descendants seem to have inherited from him. A Proteas, son of Andronicus, is mentioned by Arrian (2.2); but the statement of Curtius, above referred to, is against our supposing him to be the son of Lanice, as the capture of Miletus took place before the occasion on which he is mentioned by Arrian.


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    • Curtius, Historiarum Alexandri Magni, 8.1
    • Aelian, Varia Historia, 12.26
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