Autolycus

Autolycos

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  • Autolycus — Autolycus, griech., Astronom aus Pitane im 4. Jahrh. v. Chr., schrieb über die Himmelskugel und den Auf und Untergang der Fixsterne Werke, die keine besonderen Beobachtungen enthalten (abgedruckt in des Dasypodius Propos. doctr. sphaericae,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Autolycus — In Greek mythology, Autolycus (in Greek, polytonic|Αὐτόλυκος ndash; Lone Wolf ) was a son of Hermes and Chione.He was the father of Anticlea (who married Laertes of Ithaca and was the mother of Odysseus) and of several sons of whom only Aesimus… …   Wikipedia

  • Autolycus — /aw tol i keuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible. * * * ▪ Greek mythology       in… …   Universalium

  • AUTOLYCUS — I. AUTOLYCUS Mercurii filius, qui proxima Parnassi loca furtis infestavit. Ovid. Mer. l. 11. v. 313. Nascitur Autolycus furtum ingeniosus ad omne. Martial. l. 8. Epigr. 59. v. 4. Non fuit Autolyci tam piceata manus. Sunt qui Iasonis comitem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Autolycus — Autolykos (lat. Autolycus) war ein Dieb in der griechischen Mythologie. Als Sohn des Gottes Hermes und der Chione stand er unter dessen Schutz und übertraf alle übrigen Menschen an Diebesfertigkeit. Er war der Großvater des Odysseus… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Autolycus — /aw tol i keuhs/, n. Class. Myth. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible. * * * Autolycus /ö tolˈi kəs/ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Autolycus — See Exact sciences (The) in Hellenistic times: texts and issues …   History of philosophy

  • Autolycus — /ɔˈtɒləkəs/ (say aw toluhkuhs) noun 1. Greek Legend maternal grandfather of Odysseus, renowned as a thief. 2. a lighthearted thief, trickster, or plagiarist; an opportunist (from the character in Shakespeare s Winter s Tale) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Autolycus of Pitane — (c. 360 BC–c. 290 BC) was a Greek astronomer, mathematician, and geographer. Life and work Autolycus was born in Pitane, a town of Aeolis within Western Anatolia. Of his personal life nothing is known, although he was a contemporary of Aristotle… …   Wikipedia

  • AUTOLYCUS puer — pancratiô victor, propter quem Xenophon Symposium scripsit, inter Leocratis opera, memoratur Plinio l. 34. c. 8 …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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