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Philostephanus
(477 words)

(Φιλοστέφανος/Philostéphanos).

[German version]

[1] P. of Cyrene Pupil of Callimachus, 3rd cent. BC

Pupil (γνώριμος/gnṓrimos) of Callimachus [3] (Ath. 331d; cf. [4. vol. 2, 752]), lived in the reign of Ptolemaeus Philopator (222-206 BC, cf. [1. 30]). Author of ostensibly geographical works whose true compass is in the aetiological and paradoxographic (Gell. NA 9,4,3 puts P. alongside other authors of res inauditae, Aristeas, Ctesias, Onesicritus), of which we have on…

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Fornaro, Sotera (Sassari) and Bäbler, Balbina (Göttingen), “Philostephanus”, 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 05 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e922200>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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