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(Φερεκύδης; Pherekýdēs).

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[1] P. of Syrus Mythographer and cosmologist, 6th cent. BC

Greek mythographer and cosmologist, 6th cent. BC; according to an older tradition, he was a contemporary of Alyattes (c. 605-560 BC; Pherecydes 7 A 2 DK; Acusilaus 9 A 1 DK), whilst according to another tradition, the acme of his career as a writer was in the 59th Olympiad (544-541 BC, so he would have been a …

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Käppel, Lutz (Kiel) and Meister, Klaus (Berlin), “Pherecydes”, 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 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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