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Glaucetas, or Glauketas (Greek: Γλαυκέτας; flourished 315–300 BC), was a Greek pirate mostly active in the Aegean Sea during the 4th century BC. Little is known about his life. Glaucetas is mentioned in ancient Greek inscriptions, or stone markings, describing how the navy of Athens led by Thymochares attacked his base on the island of Kythnos.[1][2] In the end, the Athenian navy removed Glaucetas from Kynthos thus "making the sea safe for those that sailed thereon."[1][2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ormerod 1924, pp. 115–116, 124.
  2. 2.0 2.1 I.G., II, 331.

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  • Ormerod, Henry A. (1924). Piracy in the Ancient World: An Essay in Mediterranean History. Liverpool: The University Press of Liverpool.

Further reading[change | change source]

  • Pritchett, William Kendrick (1974). The Greek State at War. Los Angeles: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-02565-2.
  • Rogozinski, Jan (1996). Pirates!: Brigands, Buccaneers, and Privateers in Fact, Fiction, and Legend. New York: Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80722-X.

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