ca. 340–ca. 270 BC;
Versatile Greek writer, especially of historical works; representative of the so-called tragic or mimetic school of historiography (by means of sophisticated literary techniques).
The historical work is only preserved in fragments It became a source for later historians, thus for instance his History of Agathocles was used by Diodorus . The Makedoniká is extensively quoted by Athenaeus  in the Deipnosophistaí (for more recent transl…
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“Duris of Samos”, in:
Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger.
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