Sicyon


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Sicyon

(ˈsɪsɪˌɒn; ˈsɪsɪən)
n
(Placename) an ancient city in S Greece, in the NE Peloponnese near Corinth: declined after 146 bc
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Si•cy•on

(ˈsɪʃ iˌɒn, ˈsɪs-)

n.
an ancient city in S Greece, near Corinth.
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The tyranny of Orthagoras and his family at Sicyon, it is true, continued longer than any other: the reason for which was, that they used their power with moderation, and were in many particulars obedient to the laws; and, as Clisthenes was an able general, he never fell into contempt, and by the care he took that in many particulars his government should be popular.
5: Hesiod represented Sicyon as the son of Erechtheus.
The mare had been given to Agamemnon by Echepolus son of Anchises, that he might not have to follow him to Ilius, but might stay at home and take his ease; for Jove had endowed him with great wealth and he lived in spacious Sicyon. This mare, all eager for the race, did Menelaus put under the yoke.
modelling portraits from clay was first invented by Butades, a potter of Sicyon, at Corinth.
It evolved from a previous regional federation, by the voluntary accession of city-states from all over the Northern and Central Peloponnese including such important ones, as Sicyon (251 BC), Corinth (243 BC), Megalopolis (capital of the ex-Arcadian federation, 235 BC) and Argos (229 BC).7 The Achaean federation was a major political force in Greece, which tried to balance Macedonian and Spartan power and shifting alliances, in a series of wars.
Lamia, for example, a lover of Demetrius Poliorcetes, is not only as an auletris but also the daughter of an Athenian citizen, Cleanor, and the woman responsible for constructing the painted stoa at Sicyon.
The daughter of potter Butades of Sicyon sketched the shadow of her lover cast by the light of a lantern on a wall before he was to leave for a foreign land; her father then drew an imprint in clay from it (thus were born painting and sculpture, according to Pliny the Elder).
The cosmopolitan culture of Alexandria is a marvelous achievement, but tiny Sicyon gave the world some of its best sculpture and painting, and Elea, a Phocaean colony in Italy, and Acragas in Sicily are home to three of the greatest ancient philosophers.
(9) Given that the messenger is carrying a letter, this question seems not to be about his occupation/function, but about his origin/allegiance: Antony is keen to have news from Sicyon, and this is the messenger he wants, who gives him something he both does and does not want, the news of Fulvia's death.
When she was with child, and her father threatened her, she ran away to Epopeus at Sicyon and was married to him.