Antiochus of Syracuse

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Antiochus of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀντίοχος ὁ Συρακούσιος) was a Greek historian, who flourished around 420 BC. [1]

Life[edit]

Little is known of his life, but his works, of which only fragments remain, enjoyed a high reputation because of their accuracy, he wrote a History of Sicily from the earliest times to 424 BC, which was used by Thucydides, and the Colonizing of Italy, frequently referred to by Strabo and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.[1]

References[edit]

Attribution:  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Antiochus of Syracuse". Encyclopædia Britannica. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 132.  Endnotes:

  • Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum, i.
  • Wölfflin, Antiochos von Syrakus, 1872.

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