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Pherekydes of Athens (3)

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Author(s): Morison, William S.
This entry was prepared by William S. Morison and published on 1 April 2011. About this Historian Historian: Pherekydes of Athens Jacoby number: 3 Attested works: Histories: F22a, Histories: F52, Historian's date: 5th century BC 1st century BC Historical focus: I. Mythological History ( Genealogy and Mythography) | A. Old Genealogy (5th-4th c. BC) | Place of origin: unknown R.L. Fowler, Early Greek Mythography 1 (Oxford 2000) has vastly improved the text of Pherekydes and, as a result, our understanding of the Historiai and the fragments of the other ancient mythographers. Unless otherwise noted, I have followed Fowler’s text. In addition, Cameron’s caveat on the state of the corpus of Pherekydes’s work is worth repeating: Of the 180-odd ‘fragments’ of Pherecydes, the most important of …