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Xanthus

(zăn`thəs), ancient city of LyciaLycia
, ancient country, SW Asia Minor. Egyptian sources ally the Lycians to the Hittites at the time of Ramses II; the Lycians spoke an Anatolian language. Lycia was frequently mentioned by Homer in Greek mythology.
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, W Asia Minor, in present Turkey. On the Xanthus River, it was besieged and taken by the Persians (c.546 B.C.) and centuries later (c.42 B.C.) by the Romans. Both times the inhabitants destroyed their city before surrendering. Sir Charles Fellows excavated the ruins. Many works of art from Xanthus, such as the archaic sculptured reliefs and the Nereid monument, are now in the British Museum.

Xanthus

the chief city of ancient Lycia in SW Asia Minor: source of some important antiquities
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And Xanthus, one of Achilles' horses, is granted the power of speech by Hera just long enough to tell Achilles that his death looms (19.
Finally, Aristotle is aware of the name of Aesop's master, Xanthus, in the Constitution of the Samians (Fr 573 Rose) and even refers to Aesop's death in the Constitution of the Delphians (Fr 487 Rose).
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