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Wolf
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(ὁ λύκος/lýkos, ἡ λύκαινα/lýkaina, diminutive λυκιδεύς/lykideús, occasionally σκύλαξ/skýlax, 'young animal'; Latin lupus, lupa and lupus femina, e.g. Enn. Ann. 1,68; Etym.: leo + pes, 'lion-foot', in Isid. Orig. 12,3,23). Large and feared land predators, wolves were known by first-hand experience to all peoples in Antiquity. Only Opp. Cyn. recognizes five species. Plin. HN 8,84 and 11,202 mentions a Gaulish lupus cervarius and d…

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Hünemörder, Christian (Hamburg), “Wolf”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e12211720>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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