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Σκῦρος). Now Scyro. An island in the Aegaean Sea, east of Euboea, and one of the Sporades. Here Thetis concealed her son Achilles in woman's attire among the daughters of Lycomedes, and here also Pyrrhus, the son of Achilles by Deidamia, was brought up. According to another tradition the island was conquered by Achilles, in order to revenge the death of Theseus, who is said to have been treacherously destroyed in Scyros by Lycomedes. The bones of Theseus were discovered by Cimon in Scyros, after his conquest of the island, B.C. 476, and were conveyed to Athens, where they were preserved in the Theseum (Thuc.i. 98; Diod. Sic.xi. 60). From this time Scyros continued subject to Athens till the period of the Macedonian supremacy; but the Romans compelled the last Philip to restore it to Athens, B.C. 196 (Livy, xxxiii. 30).

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    • Diodorus, Historical Library, 11.60
    • Thucydides, Histories, 1.98
    • Livy, The History of Rome, Book 33, 30
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