Philip of Amphipolis

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Philip of Amphipolis was a Greek writer of unknown date, remarkable for his obscenity, of which Sudas has given a sufficiently significant specimen. He wrote a history of Rhodes, which Suidas especially stigmatizes for the obscenity of its matter, a history of the Cos island and Thasiaca a history of Thasos. He wrote some other works not enumerated by Suidas. Theodorus Priscianus, an ancient medical writer, classes Philip of Amphipolis with Herodian and Iamblichus the Syrian, as a pleasant writer of amatory tales, whose works tended to allure the mind to the pursuit of pleasure. All his works appear to be lost.


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