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date: 27 November 2022

Autolycus(1)locked

, mythical grandfather of Odysseus

Autolycus(1)locked

, mythical grandfather of Odysseus
  • Herbert Jennings Rose

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In mythology, maternal grandfather of *Odysseus. He ‘surpassed all men in thievery and (ambiguous) swearing’, by favour of *Hermes (whose son he is in later accounts), Od. 19. 394 ff. with R. B. Rutherford’s comm.; one of his thefts, Il. 10. 267.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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