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date: 01 February 2023

Dares of Phrygialocked

Dares of Phrygialocked

  • Stephen J. Harrison

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Dares of Phrygia, Trojan priest of *Hephaestus in the Iliad (5. 9) and supposed author of a pre-Homeric account of the Trojan War (Ael. VH 11. 2). The extant Daretis Phrygii de excidio Troiae historia (5th or 6th cent. ce) is represented in a fictional prefatory epistle from *Sallust to *Cornelius Nepos as a translation of this work by the former.

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  • Greek Myth and Religion
  • Latin Literature

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