Aethlius (writer)

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Aethlius (Ancient Greek: Ἀέθλιος) of Samos was the author of a work titled Samian Annals (Ὧροι Σάμιοι),[1] the fifth book of which is quoted by Athenaeus,[2] although he expresses a doubt about the genuineness of the work.[3] Aethlius is also referred to by Clement of Alexandria and [4] Eustathius,[5] and in the Etymologicum Magnum.[6] His dates are uncertain, but it is probable he lived some time in the 5th or 4th century BC.[7]

Recent editions[edit]

  • Fowler R.L., Early Greek Mythography. 1 (Oxford, 2000), 29 s. and Early Greek Mythography. Volume 2. Commentary (Oxford, 2013), p. 619-620
  • D'Hautcourt A., “Aethlios of Samos (536)”, in: Brill’s New Jacoby, Editor in Chief: Ian Worthington (University of Missouri). Consulted online on 31 August 2016 .


  1. ^ Horoi were chronicles describing the foundation of Ionian cities.
  2. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Aethlius (2)". In Smith, William (ed.). Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. Vol. 1. Boston, MA. p. 51. Archived from the original on 2010-06-08. Retrieved 2007-11-04.
  3. ^ Athenaeus, xiv. p. 650, d. 653, f
  4. ^ Clement of Alexandria, Protrepticus p. 30, a
  5. ^ Eustathius, ad Od. vii. 120, p. 1573
  6. ^ Etymologicum Magnum, s.v. νένωται, where the name is written "Athlius"
  7. ^ Fowler 2 (oxford, 2013), p. 619; Brills's New Jacoby 536