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Scymnus
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(Σκύμνος; Skýmnos).

[German version]

[1] Author of a periegesis of Asia and Europe, 2nd cent. BC

Probably a son of Apelles from Chios, who in 185/4 BC became a Delphic próxenos ( Proxenía ; Syll.4 585, 86) [1. 661]. In conjunction with Hecataeus [3] [1. 671 f.] he wrote a periegesis ( Periēgḗtēs ) of Asia and of Europe with the Outer Sea in many books. The nine surviving fragments [1. 664-671] also show an interest in history, i.e. in th…

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Gärtner, Hans Armin (Heidelberg), “Scymnus”, 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 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1115540>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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