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Xenagoras (1757)

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Author(s): Meeus, Alexander
First published online in April 2015. To be published in print in: Die Fragmente der Griechischen Historiker Continued. Part IV E. Paradoxography and Antiquities. IV 2. Antiquities, vol. 1, ed. by David Engels and Stefan Schorn, Leiden, Boston. Introduction/ Biographical Essay The ancient tradition attributes two works now lost, a Chronicle and a book On Islands (Περὶ νήσων), to Xenagoras without any further identification: it is generally accepted that both works stem from one and the same Xenagoras1, though there is no evidence either for or against this view. Fragments from the Chro…

Medeios of Larissa (129)

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Author(s): Meeus, Alexander
This entry was prepared by Alexander Meeus and published on 1 October 2017. About this Historian Historian: Medeios of Larissa Jacoby number: 129 Attested works: unknown Historian's date: 4th-3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography (Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: Larissa, Thessaly   BNJ 129 T 1 Source: Strabo, 11.14.12 Work mentioned: Source date: 1st century BC-1st century AD Source language: Greek Fragment subject: Military History, Ancient - Library of Congress Textual base: S. Radt, Strabon…

Kyrsilos of Pharsalos (130)

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Author(s): Meeus, Alexander
This entry was prepared by Alexander Meeus and published on 1 April 2016. About this Historian Historian: Kyrsilos of Pharsalos Jacoby number: 130 Attested works: Historian's date: 4th century BC 3rd century BC Historical focus: II. Chronography ( Political-Military History) | B. Specific History and Monographs | c. History of Alexander Place of origin: unknown   Strabo, Geographica 11.14.12 οἱ περὶ Κυρσίλον τὸν Φαρσάλιον καὶ Μήδιον (129) τὸν Λαρισσαῖον, ἄνδρες συνεστρατευκότες ᾽Αλεξάνδρωι ... Kyrsilos of Pharsalos and Medeios (129) of Larissa, men who have campaigned with Alexan…