This is the English version of this article translated by Patrick Hogan. The original Italian version was written by Mario Regali and first published on .
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The majority of the sources name Amphipolis as Zoilus’ birthplace. The Suda1 (ζ 130, 6-7) also attributes to Zoilus a work entitled Περὶ Ἀμφιπόλεως (cf. H. Gärtner, Zoilos [n. 14], RE suppl. 15 , 1532). The tradition, wholly a minority one (f…