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Achilles Tatius
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(Ἀχιλλεὺς Τάτιος; Achilleùs Tátios).

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[1] Of Alexandria

of Alexandria, 2nd cent. AD

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A. Life

As well as the novel ‘Leucippe and Cleitophon’ (in eight books), he wrote a treatise on the sphere of heaven, a treatise on etymology and a polygraphic work. According to the Suda lexicon (α 4695 Adler) he is said to have converted to Christianity -- a fiction like that circulating about  Heliodorus. It notes that on the whole his style is similar to that of ot…

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Fusillo, Massimo (L'Aquila) and Brodersen, Kai (Mannheim), “Achilles Tatius”, 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 14 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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