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Heraclid

(ˈhɛrəklɪd) or

Heraklid

n, pl Heraclidae or Heraklidae (ˌhɛrəˈklaɪdiː)
(Classical Myth & Legend) any person claiming descent from Hercules, esp one of the Dorian aristocrats of Sparta
Heraclidan, Heraklidan adj
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So even with the wrong dating of the stamps from the Varnja bowl, which was for a long time thought to be from the Heraclid period (7th century), this object was outstanding (e.g.
1351), but Gustave Schlumberger in Paris defined the stamps as Byzantine marks from the time of the Heraclids, i.e.
Then, he digresses, as he is wont to do, to tell us how the Mermnad dynasty to which Croesus belonged came to the Lydian throne; and it is in this context that he tells us the story of Croesus' ancestor Gyges, a bodyguard in the house of the Heraclid ruler Kandaules, who overthrew his master, married his wife, and seized his throne.