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Messapus (King of Sicyon)

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Messapus (Greek: Μέσσαπος, Messapos) was the ninth king of Sicyon[1] in the Peloponnesus according to classical Greek mythography. Writers quoting Castor of Rhodes state that he reigned there for 47 years following Leucippus, and before Eratus.[1]

However, Pausanius omits this king Messapus, alleging that the throne passed directly from Leucippus, who had no male heir, to his grandson Peratus.[2]

According to Strabo, Messapio in Boeotia,[3] and later Messapia in southeastern Italy, derived their names from this Messapus.


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