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Amelesagoras (Ancient Greek: Ἀμελησαγόρας) (or Melesagoras, Μελησαγόρας, as he is called by others) of Chalcedon, was an early Greek historian.[1] The histories of Gorgias and Eudemus of Naxos both borrowed from him.[2][3][4]

Maximus Tyrius speaks of a Melesagoras, a native of Eleusis,[5] and Antigonus of Carystus of an Amelesagoras of Athens,[6] the latter of whom wrote an account of Attica; these persons are probably the same, and perhaps also the same as Amelesagoras of Chalcedon.[7]


  1. ^ Smith, William (1867). "Amelesagoras". In William Smith. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. p. 142. 
  2. ^ Clement of Alexandria, Stromata vi. p.629, a
  3. ^ Scholiast on Euripides, on Alcestis 2
  4. ^ Bibliotheca iii. 10. § 3 where the scholar Christian Gottlob Heyne has substituted Μελησαγορας for Μνησαγορας)
  5. ^ Maximus Tyrius, Serm. 38. § 3
  6. ^ Antigonus of Carystus, Hist. Mirab. c. 12
  7. ^ Gerardus Vossius, De Historicis Graecis p. 22, ed. Westermann


 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "Amelesagoras". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.