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(Ἐρατοσθένης; Eratosthénēs).

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[1] Athenian, active in the Peloponnesian War

An Athenian of rich family. In 411 BC he was serving as a trierarch in the Hellespont, but left his ship in order to support the oligarchs in Athens (Lys. 12,42). After the capitulation of Athens in the Peloponnesian War (404 BC), E. belonged to an action group ─ the five ep…

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Schmitz, Winfried (Bielefeld), Zaminer, Frieder (Berlin), Tosi, Renzo (Bologna) and Degani, Enzo (Bologna), “Eratosthenes”, 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 11 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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