Paradoxographoi (Paradoxographers)
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This modern collective term is used to describe a group of ancient authors and works on unusual or miraculous phenomena (Greek parádoxa or thaumásia, Latin mirabilia) in nature and in the human world, sometimes with mythological echoes: collections of rare or miraculous objects, creatures, events, customs (in geograph…

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OB, “Paradoxographoi (Paradoxographers)”, 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 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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