I.son of Mercury and Chione, father of Anticlea, and maternal grandfather of Ulysses (cf. Hom. Od. 11, 85), a very dexterous robber, who could transform himself into various shapes, Ov. M. 11, 313; Serv. ad Verg. A. 2, 79; Mart. 8, 59.—Hence, meton., a thievish man: “Autolyco hospiti aurum credidi,” Plaut. Bacch. 2, 3, 41 Ritschl.
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Autŏlycus , i, m., = Αὐτόλυκος,