Alcon (classical history)
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- Alcon, a son of Hippocoon, and one of the hunters of the Calydonian Boar. He was killed, together with his father and brothers, by Heracles, and had a heroon at Sparta.
- Alcon, a son of Erechtheus, king of Athens, and father of Phalerus the Argonaut. Gaius Valerius Flaccus represents him as such a skillful archer that once, when a serpent had entwined his son, he shot the serpent without hurting his child. Virgil mentions an Alcon, whom Servius calls a Cretan, and of whom he relates almost the same story as that which Valerius Flaccus ascribes to Alcon, the son of Erechtheus.
- Alcon the Molossian (6th century BC) suitor of Agariste of Sicyon.
- Alcon, a surgeon (vulnerum medicus) at Rome in the reign of Claudius, 41—54, who is said by Pliny to have been banished to Gaul, and to have been fined ten million sestertii. After his return from banishment, he is said to have gained by his practice an equal sum within a few years, which, however, seems so enormous that there must probably be some mistake in the text. A surgeon of the same name, who is mentioned by Martial as a contemporary, may possibly be the same person.
- Alcon, a sculptor mentioned by Pliny. He was the author of a statue of Hercules at Thebes, made of iron, as symbolic of the god's endurance of labor.
- Two other, otherwise unknown personages of the same name occur in Cicero and in Hyginus.
- Pseudo-Apollodorus, iii. 10. § 5
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 173
- Pausanias, Description of Greece iii. 14. § 7, 15. § 3
- Apollonius of Rhodes, i. 97
- Gaius Julius Hyginus, Fabulae 14
- Gaius Valerius Flaccus, i. 399, &c.
- Virgil, Eclogues v. 11
- Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia xxix. 8
- Martial, Epigrams xi. 84
- Greenhill, William Alexander (1867). "Alcon". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 108.
- Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia xxxiv. 14. s. 40
- Mason, Charles Peter (1867). "Alcon". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 108.
- Cicero, De Natura Deorum iii. 21
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