Troy, Romance of: Dictys Cretensis and Dares Phrygius
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Two fictitious authors of Greek pseudepigrapha (‘eyewitness accounts’ of the Trojan War).


Latin versions of the fictitious Greek eyewitness accounts; the dating of the translations, and the identity of the translators are not known or controversial; in the case of Dares, the existence of a Greek orig. is not confirmed.


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Jahn, Stefanie, “Troy, Romance of: Dictys Cretensis and Dares Phrygius”, 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 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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