Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Phylarchus of Athens or Naucratis
(262 words)

active in the 3rd cent. BC;

Greek historian; representative of the so-called tragic, or mimetic, school of historiography (by means of sophisticated literary techniques).

Works

His works are only extant in fragments. They were not only used as source material by later historians, but also seen as exponents of a narrative culture, as evident in the reception of the Deipnosophistaí by Athenaeus [3] , which transmits the largest proportion of fragments (cf. also the more recent translations).

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Landfester, Manfred, “Phylarchus of Athens or Naucratis”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0172>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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