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date: 09 February 2023

Damasteslocked

, of Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian, 5th cent. BCE

Damasteslocked

, of Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian, 5th cent. BCE
  • Klaus Meister

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Damastes of *Sigeum, Greek geographer and historian in the 5th cent. bce, younger contemporary of *Herodotus (1) (FGrH 5 T 1) and pupil of *Hellanicus (1) (T 2). His works comprise Events in Greece; an ethnographical-geographical work based on *Hecataeus (1) (T 4), exact title unknown (On Peoples or Catalogue of Peoples and Cities or Periplus); On Poets and Sophists (Peri poiētōn kai sophistōn): lost, probably the first attempt to write a history of Greek literature; Ancestors of Those who Fought at Troy (T 1): in antiquity frequently ascribed to *Polus of Acragas, the pupil of *Gorgias (1) (FGrH 7), cf. T 3.

Subjects

  • Ancient Geography
  • Greek Literature

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