Philochorus
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(Φιλόχορος/Philóchoros). P. of Athens, son of Cycnus, born c. 340 BC, the last and most eminent Atthidographer ( Atthís ). His works - a short biography in the Suda lists 21 works (FGrH 328 T 1); six more are known from other evidence - comprise the entire breadth of the history, literature and religion of Athens. The variety of themes, the unadorned style and the systematic method of collection betray peripatetic influence (Peripatos) and make him 'the first scholar among the Atthidographers' (FGrH IIIb [suppl.], vol. 1, p. 227f.). P.' antiquarian in…

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Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Philochorus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 18 November 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e920850>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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