Ephorus of Cyme (Asia Minor)
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b. ca. 405/ 400 BC;

d. 330 BC;

Greek universal historian; representative of the so-called ‘Rhetorical School’ of historiography (with Theopompus [3] of Chios).


His principal work was Historíai, a universal history (excluding the mythical age) spanning the period from the return of the Heraclidae (Dorian Migration) to the siege of Perinthus by Philippus [4] II in 340 BC. The work comprised 30 books, of which Ephorus himself wrote 29; his son Demophilus completed it with the ac…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Ephorus of Cyme (Asia Minor)”, 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 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0083>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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