American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- An ancient city of southern Greece in the northeast Peloponnesus near the Gulf of Corinth. It reached the height of its power under the tyrant Cleisthenes in the sixth century B.C.
“About 240 B.C. _Aratus_ of Sicyon, who had brought _Sicyon_ into the league, delivered”
“Philonides, the courier and surveyor for Alexander the Great, once ran from Sicyon to Elis—148 miles—in a day.”
“Hesiod represented Sicyon as the son of Erechtheus.”
“Chalcidicè, was in the neighbourhood of Sicyon and Corinth at the time.”
“Sicyon, and there landing, defeated the Sicyonians who came out to meet them.”
“The fleet which was to come from Corinth, Sicyon, and the adjacent places was long in preparation; but the contingent from Leucas, Anactorium, and”
“Eryxidaidas; of Corinth, Aeneas the son of Ocytus, Euphamidas the son of Aristonymus; of Sicyon, Damotimus the son of Naucrates,”
“Corinthian town of Chalcis, and, making a descent upon Sicyon, defeated a Sicyonian force.”
“Praxitas, knowing from previous experience that the two men might be relied upon, believed their statement; and having arranged for the further detention in Sicyon of the division which was on the point of departure, he busied himself with plans for the enterprise.”
“Euphron, taking fright at these proceedings, fled for safety to the harbour-town of Sicyon.”
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