Definition of Lycurgus
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LNS
Lycurgus, Lycurgī
Lycurgus
Λυκοῦργος
noun (m., 3rd Greek declension)
  1. Son of Dryas, king of the Edones, who prohibited the worship of Bacchus to his subjects, and ordered all the vines to be destroyed
  2. Son of Pheres, a king of Nemea
Abbreviations
Lycurgus, i, m., = Λυκοῦργος. Son of Dryas, king of the Edones, who prohibited the worship of Bacchus to his subjects, and ordered all the vines to be destroyed, Ov. M. 4, 22; Prop. 4, 16, 23; Stat. Th. 4, 386; Hor. C. 2, 19, 16; Hyg. Fab. 132; 242.

— Son of Pheres, a king of Nemea, Stat. Th. 5, 39.

— Son of Aleus and Neaera, and father of Ancaeus, a king of Arcadia; hence, Ly-curgīdes, ae, m., a male descendant of Lycurgus, i. e. Ancaeus, Ov. Ib. 503; and: Lycoorgīdes, ae, m., the same, Prisc. 584 P.

— The famous lawgiver of the Spartans, Cic. Div. 1, 43, 96; id. Rep. 2, 1; 2, 9, 5 sq.; id. Off. 1, 22, 76; Vell. 1, 6, 3 et saep.

— An Athenian orator, the contemporary and friend of Demosthenes, famed for his incorruptible integrity, Cic. Brut. 34, 130; id. de Or. 2, 23, 94.

—Transf., for a severe magistrate: Lycurgos invenisse se praedicabat et Cassios, columina justitiae prisca, Amm. 30, 8, 13.

—Hence, Lycur-gēi, ōrum, m., = Λυκούργειοι, disciples of Lycurgus, inflexibly severe: nosmetipsi, qui Lycurgei a principio fuissemus, cotidie demitigamur, Cic. Att. 1, 13, 3.
 
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