Antigonus of Carystus

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Antigonus of Carystus (/ænˈtɪɡɵnəs/; Greek Ἀντίγονος ὁ Καρύστιος; in Latin Antigonus Carystius), Greek writer on various subjects, flourished in the 3rd century BC. After some time spent at Athens and in travelling, he was summoned to the court of Attalus I (241 BC-197 BC) of Pergamum. His chief work is the Successions of Philosophers drawn from personal knowledge, with considerable fragments preserved in Athenaeus and Diogenes Laërtius. We still possess his Historiae Mirabiles ("Collection of Wonderful Tales"), a paradoxographical work chiefly extracted from the Περὶ θαυμασίων ἀκουσμάτων (On Marvellous Things Heard) attributed to Aristotle and the Θαυμάσια of Callimachus. It is doubtful whether he is identical with the sculptor who, according to Pliny (Nat. Hist. xxxiv. 19), wrote books on his art.

References[edit]

  • Text in Keller, Rerum Naturalium Scriptores Graeci Minores, i. (1877)
  • Kopke, De Antigono Carystio (1862)
  • Wilamowitz-Moellendorff, "A. von Karystos," in Philologische Untersuchungen, iv. (1881).
  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.