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date: 04 December 2022

Amycuslocked

Amycuslocked

  • Herbert Jennings Rose

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Amycus, in mythology, king of the Bebryces, a savage people of *Bithynia. He was of gigantic strength and compelled all comers to the land to box with him, the loser to be at the absolute disposal of the winner. When the *Argonauts arrived in his country, Polydeuces accepted his challenge, and being a skilled boxer overcame Amycus' brute force. In the fight Amycus was killed (*Apollonius (1)), or knocked out (*Theocritus), and made to swear to wrong no more strangers, or, having lost the fight, was bound by Polydeuces (Epicharmus and *Pisander (1) in schol.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion

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