Timaeus of Tauromenium (Sicily)
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b. ca. 350 BC;

d. shortly after 264 BC;

Greek historian.


His main work, extant only in fragments, depicts the history of Sicily from the mythical age to the death of Agathocles [2] (289/8 BC) within the context of the history of the western Greek sphere. The supplementary book, On Pyrrhus (also extant only in fragments), continues the historical account with the Pyrrhic War, and the period up to 264 BC (including the history of Rome). The work is well identifiable from 164 fragments. This is thanks to Diodoru…

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Landfester, Manfred, “Timaeus of Tauromenium (Sicily)”, 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 21 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0224>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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