Autolycus



Classical Mythology. a thief, the son of Hermes and Chione, and the grandfather of Odysseus. He possessed the power of changing the shape of whatever he stole and of making it and himself invisible.
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Autolycus meanwhile never uttered a word, but lay beside his father like a breathing statue.
A Problem in Greek Ethics John Addington Symonds

Autolycus was seated next his father, as was natural, while the rest reclined on couches.
The Symposium Xenophon

A similar impression is produced upon our minds by Autolycus in the Symposium of Xenophon.
A Problem in Greek Ethics John Addington Symonds

At that, Autolycus, whose hour for walking exercise had now come, arose.
The Symposium Xenophon

Who does not chuckle over the humors of Autolycus, rogue and peddler?
Humorous Masterpieces from American Literature Various

That of the visit of Ulysses to the court of Autolycus, in Od.
Studies on Homer and the Homeric Age, Vol. 1 of 3 W. E. Gladstone

The Babe himself walked into the Autolycus Club a few minutes before eight and encountered an atmosphere of restraint.
Tommy and Co. Jerome K. Jerome

By the ghost of Autolycus some pickpocket, while we were moralising, has abstracted our Lascelles!
Recreations of Christopher North, Volume I (of 2) John Wilson

Then came the ghost of my dead mother Anticlea, daughter to Autolycus.
The Odyssey Homer

When Autolycus entered the symposium of Xenophon, all tongues were stricken dumb; man gazed at man in wonder at his goodliness.
Studies of the Greek Poets (Vol II of 2) John Addington Symonds

noun
a crater in the NW quadrant of the moon about 38 km in diameter and 3000 m deep
noun
(Greek myth) a thief who stole cattle from his neighbour Sisyphus and prevented him from recognizing them by making them invisible

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