Duris of Samos
(281 words)

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 [18]. The Makedoniká is extensively quoted by Athenaeus [3] in the Deipnosophistaí (for more recent transl…

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Landfester, Manfred, “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. Consulted online on 16 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0082>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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