Historian in terms of literary genre, but in modern terms a novelist. C. came from an old family of doctors and lived as personal physician at the court of Artaxerxes II for several years (405-398/7 BC). On his behalf he made contact with Evagoras , the Athenian Conon , as well as with Sparta.
C. composed a Períodos (a geographical treatise) and an Indiká with a range of factual reports. C. became famous, however, for hi…
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