), of Rhegium, surnamed Βουθηρας
, the father, real or adoptive, of the poet Lycophron, was an historical writer in the time of Demetrius Phalereus, who, for some unknown reason, aimed at his life.
Lycus wrote a history of Libya, and of Sicily, and a work on Alexander the Great.
He is quoted by several ancient writers, some of whom ascribe to him also works upon Thebes and upon Nestor, which seem clearly to have been of a mythological character.
Suid. s.v. Steph. Byz. s. v. Ἁβρότονον, Σκίδρος
; Schol. ad Aristoph. Pac.
924; Antig. Caryst. 46, 148, 154, 170, 188; Tzetzes, Vit. Lycophr.;
Schol. ad Lycoph.
615, 1206; Schol. ad Hesiod. Theog.
326; Vossius, de Hist. Graec.
p. 111, ed. Westermann; Clinton, Fast. Hell.
vol. iii. p. 484.