b. ca. 405/ 400 BC;
d. 330 BC;
Greek universal historian; representative of the so-called ‘Rhetorical School’ of historiography (with Theopompus  of Chios).
His principal work was Historíai, a universal history (excluding the mythical age) spanning the period from the return of the Heraclidae (Dorian Migration) to the siege of Perinthus by Philippus  II in 340 BC. The work comprised 30 books, of which Ephorus himself wrote 29; his son Demophilus completed it with the ac…
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“Ephorus of Cyme (Asia Minor)”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
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