from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.


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  • About 240 B.C. _Aratus_ of Sicyon, who had brought _Sicyon_ into the league, delivered

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  • Philonides, the courier and surveyor for Alexander the Great, once ran from Sicyon to Elis—148 miles—in a day.

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  • Hesiod represented Sicyon as the son of Erechtheus.

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  • Chalcidicè, was in the neighbourhood of Sicyon and Corinth at the time.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Sicyon, and there landing, defeated the Sicyonians who came out to meet them.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • The fleet which was to come from Corinth, Sicyon, and the adjacent places was long in preparation; but the contingent from Leucas, Anactorium, and

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Eryxidaidas; of Corinth, Aeneas the son of Ocytus, Euphamidas the son of Aristonymus; of Sicyon, Damotimus the son of Naucrates,

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • Corinthian town of Chalcis, and, making a descent upon Sicyon, defeated a Sicyonian force.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War

  • 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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