Agathosthenes (Ἀγαθοσθένης) was a Greek historian or philosopher of uncertain date, who is referred to by Tzetzes as his authority in matters connected with geography. There is mention of a work of Agathosthenes called "Asiatica Carmina", where some writers read the name "Aglaosthenes"; for Aglaosthenes or Aglosthenes, who is by some considered to be the same as Agathosthenes, wrote a work on the history of Naxos, of which nothing remains, but which was much used by ancient writers.
- Schmitz, Leonhard (1867), "Agathosthenes", in Smith, William, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, 1, Boston, p. 66
- John Tzetzes, ad Lycophron 704, 1021. Chil. vii. 645
- Germanicus, in Arat. Phaen. 24
- Thomas Gale, Notae in Parthen. p. 125, &c.
- Hyginus, Poeticon astronomicon ii, 16
- Eratosthenes, Catasterismi ii. 27
- Pollux, ix. 83
- Athen. iii. p. 78
- Pliny the Elder, Naturalis Historia iv. 22
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