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Antiochus of Syracuse

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Antiochus of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀντίοχος ὁ Συρακούσιος) was a Greek historian of Magna Graecia, who flourished around 420 BC.[1] Little is known of Antiochus' life, but his works, of which only fragments remain, enjoyed a high reputation because of their accuracy. He wrote a History of Sicily from the earliest times to 424 BC, which was used by Thucydides, and the Colonizing of Italy, frequently referred to by Strabo and Dionysius of Halicarnassus.[1] He is one of the authors (= FGrHist 555) whose fragments were collected in Felix Jacoby's Fragmente der griechischen Historiker.



Further reading

  • Müller, Fragmenta Historicorum Graecorum, i (1841).
  • Wölfflin, Antiochos von Syrakus, 1872.



 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Antiochus of Syracuse". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 2 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 132. Endnotes: