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Anticlides of Athens (or Anticleides) (Ancient Greek: Ἀντικλείδης) lived after the time of Alexander the Great,[1] and is frequently referred to by later writers. At least four works may be attributed to him; whether these works were all written by Anticlides of Athens cannot be decided with certainty. None survive, except in scanty quotations:

1. Peri Noston was an account of the return of the Greeks from their ancient expeditions.[2] Anticlides' statement about the Pelasgians, which Strabo[3] quotes, is probably taken from the work on the Nostoi.

2. Deliaca, about Delos[4]

3. Exegeticus appears to have been a sort of Dictionary, in which perhaps an explanation of those words and phrases was given which occurred in the ancient stories.[5]

4. On Alexander, of which the second book is quoted by Diogenes Laërtius. [6]


  1. ^ Plut. Alex. 46
  2. ^ Athen. iv. p. 157, f., ix. p. 384, d., xi. p. 466, c.
  3. ^ Strabo v. p. 221
  4. ^ Schol. ad Apoll. Rhod. 1. 1207, 1289.
  5. ^ Athen. xi. p. 473, b. c.
  6. ^ Diogenes Laërtius viii. 11; comp. Plut. Alex. l c.

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