A surname of Artemis, derived from the town of Leucophrys in Phrygia, where, as well as at Magnesia on the Maeander, she had a splendid temple.1 The sons of Themistocles dedicated a statue to her on the Acropolis at Athens, because Themistocles had once ruled at Magnesia.2 There was also a statue of her at Amyclae, which had been dedicated by the Magnesian Bathycles.3 Her temple at Magnesia had been built by Hermogenes, who had also written a work upon it.4



  1. Xenophon. Hellenica iii, 2.19; Strabo. Geography xiv, p. 647; Tacitus. Annales iii, 62; Athenaeus, xv, p. 683.
  2. Pausanias. Description of Greece i, 26.4; Thucydides, i, 138; Plutarch. Themistocles, 29.
  3. Pausanias. Description of Greece iii, 18.6.
  4. Vitruvius. On Architecture vii, Preface, 3, 1.


  • Smith, William. (1870). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. London: Taylor, Walton, and Maberly.

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